Oh my Hossa. Just when it looked like the Hawks might actually drop another home game, the living legend that is Marian Hossa decided to make another statement by tying the game with 2 goals in two and a half minutes. Of course, this actually upset Patrick Sharp, who has been nipping at Hossa's heals for the early season spotlight, so he decided to net a game winner, his third in as many games, to wrap the comeback up in overtime.
Hossa now leads the NHL with 7 goals and 11 points, while Sharp is tops in the league with his 3 game-winning goals. Marty Turco stepped up big at different points throughout the game to keep the Hawks in it as well, although the second Blues' goal seemed to be due to surprise, or a lack of concentration on Turco's part. Yet, he still looked brilliant at times, and the Hawks surely would have lost the game were it not for Turco's effort, most notably stopping seven overtime shots.
The Hawks have not always looked pretty doing it, but they currently sit atop the Western Conference with 9 points coming from their 4-2-1 record. With Hossa and Sharp playing at the level they are right now, no number of vacancies from last year will be missed until they stop. It will be nice to see more consistency and better defense as the season roles along, but right now these games are incredibly thrilling as they are.
Up next is Roberto Luongo and those annoying Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The match-up is sure to be an exciting one, but Luongo just won't look the same without Byfuglien's ass strapped to his face, but at this point, its likely that Hossa and Sharp will find new waya to humiliate the Vancouver net-minder.