Last week’s big winner was Philly’s Claude Giroux – did he make the list again? Do any goals from the past seven days beat his opening night gino? Do we have any repeat offenders? This week’s top five starts off with the Battle of New York and a little Johnny T, and finishes with a beauty from Music City!
Let’s get to it!
5. John Tavares
John Tavares is off to a red-hot start this season, and his NY Islanders actually look like a team that might make some noise this season. Check out this sick connection between Mark Streit and Tavares in a win over the Rangers (starts at 0:12)!
4. Chris Stewart
There comes a time in every man’s life when he had to go backhand-shelf on somebody just to let them know who’s boss. For St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart, that moment came this past week against the Calgary Flames. Stewart makes it look effortless (starts at 1:30)!
3. Tyler Seguin
Say what you want about Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin, but the kid can SNIPE! Check out this short side laser beam over the glove of Cam Ward. That puck has no business going in, but for style points, he even makes the iron sing a quick tune!
2. Phil Kessel
Speaking of guys that are off to a solid start, how about Toronto’s Phil Kessel? He has scored a few highlight goals so far this season, including this one where he puts the puck top cheese over Miikka Kiprusoff while falling down!
1. Mikkel Boedker
There were a lot of nice goals over the past week, but this one takes the cake – Phoenix forward Mikkel Boedker takes a little backhand feed from Martin Hanzal, kicks it up to his stick and dangles Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. Atta boy!
What the Puck?
Here’s something you don’t see every day – a linesman got fed up waiting for a Pittsburgh Penguins player to get to the faceoff dot this past week, so he just dropped the puck without him!
Watch as the Panthers centre, and basically everyone on the ice freezes for a split second, totally unsure of what to do:
The Panthers eventually scored on the play, but the Penguins won the game.
Honorable Mention: Victor Hedman does a layup.