As good as goaltending has become over the past decade, it’s hard not to feel bad for the netminders at times. Players shoot harder and more accurately than ever, and Thursday Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen was beaten by exactly the type of shot that makes you realize how skilled shooters are these days.
The Stars had gotten out to a big lead in their contest against the Blackhawks, but Chicago was pressuring for the majority of the third period. And with the Stars setting up for a defensive zone faceoff, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville threw Patrick Kane over the boards with Jonathan Toews, essentially loading up both of his top talents on one line. It didn’t take long for the move to work out.
Toews won the faceooff and, within seconds of the puck being dropped, Kane hammered home a slapshot that couldn’t have possibly been more accurate: Read more