Another week has come and gone in the NHL, and half of another week has also come and gone, but I’ve finally got the Goals of the Week for you, from the week of November 21st.
It was quite the week in the league – a triumphant return for a young star, another couple of stars in the making continued to rack up the highlight reel goals, and a couple of veterans showed off their dangles as well. This week in the What the Puck section, you’ll see the many sides of Cal Clutterbuck’s game!
5. Jason Spezza
Jason Spezza is off to a hot start this season, and that was really showcased on Sunday when he took a pass up the middle of the ice, skated through three Hurricanes players and beat Cam Ward with a nice move.
4. Pavel Datsyuk
You just never know when Pavel Datsyuk is going to show off a bit of magic – on Friday it happened early in the second period against Boston when he corralled a saucer pass, kicked the puck up to his stick and put it past Tuukka Rask.
3. Alex Pietrangelo
It takes a lot to make Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury look silly, but Alex Pietrangelo did just that on Wednesday! With less than a minute to go in overtime against the Pens, the Blues defenceman snuck in from the point and dangled Fleury out of his jock strap!
2. Jeff Skinner
When the words “Jeff Skinner” and “spin-o-rama” are in the same sentence, you know you’re in for something special. Enough said.
1. Sidney Crosby
How could this goal not be the top goal of the week? Just 5:24 into his season debut, Sidney Crosby broke up a play in his own end, took a pass in the neutral zone, went around a defenceman and roofed it on the Islanders goalie. What a beauty that guy is!
What the Puck?
It was quite a week for Minnesota Wild agitator Cal Clutterbuck. First, he potted this hilarious shorty to give his team a “W” against Nashville, then he scored a beauty against the Flames…then he did this:
Would you want Clutterbuck on your team?