Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Goals of the Week!

It takes a special snipe to make my Goals of the Week list, and it came down to a lot of nifty special teams action this time around!

Yes, it’s a power play heavy edition of the GOTW, featuring the Penguin who can’t stop scoring, a couple of beauties from the biggest surprise of the new season, a sweet passing play from the Island and one even-strength goal…can you guess which one?

Let’s go!

5. James Neal

Kicking things off is James Neal – the way the Penguins move the puck around on this PP, it looks like the thing is bouncing around a pinball machine!

4. Cam Barker

Oilers defenceman Cam Barker promised us some points if he was able to get some power play time in Edmonton…and if he can do stuff like this each week, I think he’ll be getting plenty of it!

3. Taylor Hall

A big part of Edmonton’s success so far has been the play of “the kids” up front – check out this slick bang-bang play between Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall in a win over the Washington Capitals last week!

2. Michael Grabner

Another team with a lot of young talent is the New York Islanders, and it looks like things might finally be coming together over on Long Island. Here’s a prime example – just seconds into a man advantage, Frans Nielsen brings the puck into the Sharks end and feeds Kyle Okposo, who hits a streaking Michael Grabner for a beauty goal!

1. Marian Hossa

Of all the goals scored in the NHL over the past week, none were as pretty as this one – check out the moves by Patrick Kane as he spins at full speed and finds Marian Hossa through a maze of players for the gino!

What the Puck?

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron earned a unique hat trick in mere seconds this week in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Bergeron broke his stick, face planted and was credited with a goal, all within about a second of the ref dropping the puck on a Bruins power play:

Luckily for Carey Price, his Habs managed to come back and win this one!

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