Sometimes the best passes in hockey aren’t made with one’s stick.
Witness Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks making a glorious kick-pass to Marian Hossa that eventually led to Jonathan Toews’ goal in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.
In the third period, Duncan Keith made a brilliant play to keep the puck in the Anaheim Ducks zone, and passed it on the left wing boards to Saad. He immediately kicked it over with this right skate to Hossa, who fed Toews to the right of the Anaheim goal, patiently waiting before scoring the goal at 2:38.
Here's another look:
Saad earlier had a great shorthanded breakaway goal for the game’s first tally.
Best kick-pass of the postseason? Well, most effective. But it’s still hard to beat Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning throwing a check and kicked the puck to Steven Stamkos without a stick in Game 2. ThatRead More »from Brandon Saad’s sick kick-pass sets up Blackhawks goal in Game 4 (Video)