Last time, the goal of the week was a filthy little kick-and-tap by Phoenix’s Mikkel Boedker, but we’ve got a whole new set of snipes and dangles for your perusal! There is one familiar name on this list, and a couple that have been on the cusp in previous weeks...but enough talking, let’s go!
5. Simon Gagne
The NBA is in full lockout mode at the moment, but you wouldn’t know it if you were at the Staples Center this week! Check out this little alley-oop play from Anze Kopitar to Simon Gagne, who outwaits Brian Elliot and puts the biscuit in the basket.
4. Ryan Smyth
Ryan Smyth and Shawn Horcoff team up for the number four goal of the past week – watch as Horcoff hits Smytty with a wicked saucer pass, and the cagey veteran sends Pekka Rinne the wrong way for the game-winning goal.
3. Claude Giroux
I have a feeling we’ll be seeing Claude Giroux here a lot this season – the guy has sick mitts and definitely knows how to score highlight reel goals. Take this one for example: he makes Tomas Vokoun look like a rookie with a beauty dangle and makes it look easy!
2. Mikhail Grabovski
If you’re a Habs fan, don’t press play – Mikhail Grabovski comes in at number two for this unreal overtime goal where he does a spin-o-rama at the goal line and bats it past a confused Carey Price.
1. Martin St. Louis
The number one goal from week three of the NHL season is a beauty from Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis – when the Sabres don’t clear the zone, he ends up all alone in front of Ryan Miller and he dekes him right out of his jock strap!
Honorable Mention: Jamie Benn beats everyone.
What the Puck?
Each week, I try to find something strange from the past seven days of NHL hockey, and this week’s “What the Puck” moment comes to us from a fight-filled affair between the Bruins and Hurricanes.
Watch as Chris Kelly fights a headless Brett Sutter (starts at the 38-second mark):
That looks like something from a Halloween party!