This time on the GOTW, Lightning strikes against the Ducks, a captain comes up big in overtime, a grizzled veteran shows off some silky hands, a Senator undresses a Capital and a Penguin undresses an entire team!
5. Teddy Purcell
This beauty goal from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Teddy Purcell (starts at the 1:30 mark) begins with a nifty toe drag and ends with a backhander to the top shelf – what a beauty!
4. Ryan Callahan
It’s always nice when you can depend on your captain to come up big in a clutch situation, and that’s exactly what we saw last week from Ryan Callahan of the NY Rangers! Check out this beauty overtime goal, which just so happens to be his 100th career gino!
3. Ray Whitney
Ray “the ageless wonder” Whitney checks in at number three this week – when a Calgary Flames defenceman blows a tire at his own blue line, Whitney is there to pick up the puck and absolutely embarrass Miikka Kiprusoff with a sweet move!
2. Milan Michalek
Oh, to be Dennis Wideman last Wednesday - the Washington Capitals defenceman was completely undressed by Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek on this highlight reel goal! Michalek puts the puck through Wideman’s skates, cuts towards the front of the net and pokes it past Tomas Vokoun...and then he does a funny celebration.
1. Evgeni Malkin
No surprise here folks – Evgeni Malkin is once again number one on my list after a heroic solo effort against the Tampa Bay Lightning last weekend. This guy never ceases to amaze – watch as he literally skates through the entire team and scores one of his three goals on the day!
What the Puck?
There are many ways that one can score a goal in the great game of hockey, but most of them are a lot less painful than the way that Washington’s Mathieu Perreault discovered last week! Check this out: