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Patrick Kane drew comparisons -- and favorable ones at that -- to the legendary Denis Savard with his spin-o-rama assist on Oct. 25 against Anaheim.
"It's an underrated move," Kane said of the spin. "I think you get acceleration out of it and protect the puck, too. I've talked to Savy about that a number of times, about when to use it. I've tried it a few times and it hasn't really come into play and worked, but it felt good."
Teammate Marian Hossa started the highlight-reel play with a pass to Kane in the neutral zone. From there, Kane carried the puck into the right circle, where he put on the brakes in front of Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman before wheeling back and zipping a backhand pass through traffic in front of the crease to Hossa streaking for the back side of the net.
Kane is no stranger to making the amazing appear mundane, but something suggests that this goal is one Blackhawks fans will mention for a long time.
Frolik Navidad... What more could be said?