Top Ten Moments of 2011-12 Season
10. 2011-2012 Season Home Opener
The first home game of the season, the Hawks won the game against the Dallas Stars.
9. Vancouver Overtime
Anytime the Hawks beat the Vancouver Canucks it is a great moment for fans. And when it is in overtime it is even sweeter. On March 21, the newest Blackhawk Johnny Oduya shot the puck that deflected off Andrew Shaw’s leg.
8. Jonathan Toews Penalty Shots
Toews made Blackhawks history by scoring on two penalty shots in two different games.
7. Patrick Sharp Hat Trick
On November 25, 2011 The Hawks started the third period down by two goals against the Anaheim Ducks. Patrick Sharp would score twice to take the lead and complete the hat trick.
6. Hull and Mikita Statues
Two former Blackhawks and two of the greatest to ever play the game of hockey, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, became immortalized at the United Center. The two players are now bronze statues.
During the very emotional ceremony Hull said, “The only thing I can say is this likely is without argument the greatest evening of my life.”
During Mikita’s moving speech, he said, “That this immigrant from Slovakia should be honored for his hard work with this incredible statue is something I never thought would ever happen. I’m humbled and awed by this amazing honor.”
5. Corey Crawford’s Huge Save
The save Crawford made in Nashville on March 31 was arguably one of his best of the season. The Hawks would win this game against their division rival, and Crawford was a huge reason why.
4. Spin-o-rama Pass
Patrick Kane is undeniably one of the greatest playmaker in the NHL today. He takes this play from former Hawks Denis Savard. This set up was one of the best plays in the entire 2011-2012 season.
3. Kane Shootout Goal
This could easily be one of the best goals of the season. The amount of skill and patience it took to pull this off in amazing. At the time, the Wild were the number one team in the league and the win was a big one.
2. Clinch Playoffs
In the same game against the Nashville Predators, the win by the Hawks would ensure them a trip to the post season for the fourth straight year.
1. April 7, 2012 (Hopefully)
Jonathan Toews has been out for 21 consecutive games with a concussion. He will be with the team in Detroit for the last regular season game and there is a big chance that Toews will be back on the ice. If he can play again this will be the greatest moment for the team and all Hawks fans.