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NHL GOALS OF THE YEAR

Anaheim Ducks

Brandon Montour
Corey Perry
Richard Rakell

Arizona Coyotes

Lawson Crouse
Anthony DeAngelo
Christian Fischer
Jamie McGinn

Boston Bruins

Dominic Moore
Riley Nash
David Pastrnak

Buffalo Sabres

William Carrier
Tyler Ennis
Brian Gionta

Calgary Flames

Mikael Backlund
Johnny Gaudreau
Sean Monahan
Matthew Tkachuk

Carolina Hurricanes

Sebastian Aho
Valentin Zykov

Chicago Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman
John Hayden
Patrick Kane
Artemi Panarin
Jonathan Toews

Colorado Avalanche

J.T. Compher

Columbus Blue Jackets

Cam Atkinson
Markus Hannikainen
Scott Harrington

Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn
Patrick Eaves
Remi Elie
Antoine Roussel
Tyler Seguin

Detroit Red Wings

Andreas Athanasiou
Danny Dekeyser
Tomas Tatar
Henrik Zetterberg

Edmonton Oilers

Matt Benning
Leon Draisaitl
Jujar Khaira
Oscar Klefbom
Patrick Maroon

Florida Panthers

Aaron Ekblad
Aleksandr Barkov
Jaromir Jagr
Michael Sgarbossa
Shawn Thornton

Los Angeles Kings

Dustin Brown
Kevin Gravel
Adrian Kempe
Tyler Toffoli

Minnesota Wild

Mikael Granlund
Mikko Koivu
Zach Parise
Jared Spurgeon
Ryan Suter

Montreal Canadiens

Paul Byron
Phillip Danault
Brendan Gallagher
Max Pacioretty
Nikita Scherbak

Nashville Predators

Viktor Arvidsson
Ryan Ellis
Calle Jarnkrok
Roman Josi

New Jersey Devils

Taylor Hall
Seth Hegelson
John Quenneville
Steven Santini

New York Islanders

Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier
Josh Ho-Sang
John Tavares

New York Rangers

Pavel Buchnevich
Michael Grabner
Chris Kreider
Ryan McDonagh
Derek Stepan

Ottawa Senators

Frederik Claesson
Kyle Turris

Philadelphia Flyers

Ivan Provorov
Wayne Simmonds
Jakub Voracek
Jordan Weal

Pittsburgh Penguins

Josh Archibald
Sidney Crosby
Matt Cullen
Patric Hornqvist
Evgeni Malkin
Carter Rowney
Conor Sheary

San Jose Sharks

Mikkel Boedker
Patrick Marleau
Joe Pavelski
Marcus Sorensen
Joel Ward

St. Louis Blues

Ivan Barbashev
Patrik Berglund
Kevin Shattenkirk
Paul Stastny
Alexander Steen
Vladimir Tarasenko

Tampa Bay Lightning

Adam Erne
Yanni Gourde
Tyler Johnson
Nikita Kucherov

Toronto Maple Leafs

Nazem Kadri
Auston Matthews
William Nylander

Vancouver Canucks

Alexander Edler
Markus Granlund
Henrik Sedin
Brandon Sutter

Washington Capitals

Brett Connolly
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Matt Niskanen
Alex Ovechkin
Zach Sanford

Winnipeg Jets

Dustin Byfuglien
Andrew Copp
Mathieu Perrault
Mark Scheifele
Drew Stafford

THE SEASON’S MOST INTRIGUING GOALS

NIKITA SCHERBAK, Canadiens
FIRST NHL GOAL

21-year-old right wing Nikita Scherbak achieved the hockey equivalent of homering in his first major-league at bat: He scored on his first shot on goal as an NHL player.

Though his call-up was brief — lasting just three games — the Canadiens’ first-round draft pick from 2014 went right to work making a name for himself.

With time running down in the first period, Scherbak was assigned a spot on the Montreal power-play unit. Stepping out from the right corner, he received a pass from Jeff Petry all alone in front of the Maple Leafs net, but his back was to the goal as he collected the puck.

Showing poise well beyond his years as the game clock approached :00, Scherbak spun around and released the puck before either of the two Toronto defenders could close on him with under two seconds remaining. Goaltender Frederik Andersen, getting a little antsy with the situation, made the first move, allowing Scherbak to step right around him and deposit the puck into the open side of the net.

Scherbak made an immediate U-turn and dashed toward the blue line, having broken the goal-seal in his first period of NHL play. He dropped to one knee, pumped his fist and then — oddly — avoided a congratulatory hand-slap from teammate Mark Barberio. Instead, in a defiant act of precocity, Scherbak opted to vault into the glass, behind which four fans in Maple Leafs sweaters at Air Canada Centre remained stoney-faced.

Scherbak, having essentially dissed friend and foe alike in his moment of personal glory, then expanded his arms to welcome in his on-ice teammates.

3/2/2017 vs. Nashville.
Highlight available at NHL.com.

The Hockey GoalDigger views every single goal from every single game. Enjoying such a visual bounty is never less than a pleasure. He has learned there is no such thing as an “ugly” goal. There are wacky goals, goals that are the result of pure grit, and efforts that should be hanging in the Louvre. All are a banquet for the GoalDigger’s eyes.

JOE PAVELSKI, Sharks
MILESTONE

Few NHL teams of the last generation can boast of a core of players who produce year-in, year-out with durability to boot like the Sharks. And if the San Jose regulars are all following an example, it is that of their gritty center Joe Pavelski, who reached the 600-point plateau against the Red Wings from his favorite spot.

Perhaps that’s a metaphor for San Jose. Though they have plenty of offensive talent, they play within their means. Burns excels from the blue line, Couture gets himself open in the slot for his quick releases, Marleau uses his speed to bring pucks down low and cashes them in, sometimes with a little grease, sometimes not. But none of these tendencies rivals Pavelski’s predilection for converting from the middle of the right circle, inside the dot.

Seven times this year Pavelski has scored from pretty much the same spot on the ice. Only two other players — Patrick Kane and Eric Staal — have scored from this area as many as three times, as of March 24.

So when the Red Wings allowed a loose puck to go unattended in this region of the ice with Pavelski lurking, they did so at their own peril.

Sure enough, Paveski, who had been out by the blue line at center ice, dashed for his favorite spot the moment Dylan DeMelo unleashed a shot from the left point that got caught up in traffic in the slot. No Detroit defenders followed the rebound and Pavelski swooped in and beat goaltender Petr Mrazek five-hole for his 600th career point.

1/7/2017 vs. Detroit

In this section we present those extra-special efforts or just plain bizarre episodes where the puck happens to go in the net. We start with the most recent goals of note and work our way backward to the start of the season. Included are all the categories that these goals qualify for as well as a little teaser hint to prepare you for what’s coming. Those goals labeled “Best in Show” are literally that – the best goals of a particular scoring classification.

DREW STAFFORD, Jets
ONE! TWO! THREE STRIKES . . . YOU’RE IN!
With the Jets on a power play against Buffalo in a 1-1 game, Winnipeg’s Drew Stafford found himself on the door step incessantly knocking. Finally, the door opened and he deposited a hockey puck inside.

After being fed the puck on the end line, Stafford felt no pressure from the Sabres defense and saw little potential of it arriving soon. So he simply stepped to the side of the net for a presumably uncontested shot. But Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner was in proper position, pressed against the near post and spread out enough so that there was no angle to the far post.

Lehner’s approach worked perfectly. And then it worked perfectly again. Twice Stafford had tried to slip the puck by him from in close and was rebuffed each time.

But eventually the skater is going to win this battle if the defense allows it. After two whacks, Stafford’s third shot on goal in less than a second found its way behind Lehner and he survived without so much as a splinter on his sweater thanks to the passivity of the Buffalo penalty killers.

The goal begins at the 1:05 mark of this clip.

1/7/2017 vs. Buffalo

So enjoy what you might have missed. And keep coming back each day for more of the most interesting goals scored during the NHL season.

THE SEASON’S MOST INTRIGUING GOALS

THE OVERTIME OVERTURE

It’s overtime! Too soon to break open the Buds? Not when they’re the “buds” it’s not. Pop a couple. Stick them in your ears. If you’re anything like me, you could last the entire 3-on-3 without a whistle on these. I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing the league recognized iPods as legit performance enhancers!

This would be five minutes of uninterrupted madness. End-to-end. Sprawling poke checks. Then back on the skates for that overtime rarity: maniacal body checks. Headlong rushes whenever the puck was on my stick. If I put 10 shots on goal until one went in, that’s about what this anthem from Arcade Fire calls for. Doesn’t hurt that it was recorded not far from the Montreal Forum.

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SEBASTIAN AHO — BEST IN CLASS (SCRUM)

SEBASTIAN AHO, Hurricanes
BEST IN CLASS — SCRUM

It’s about once a season, if you’re lucky, that you see a goal scored out of a scrum with the shot being launched from outside the goal-mouth — or even launched at all.

Typically, a puck, after getting lost among skates and sticks in the crease, is nudged across the goal line by happenstance or a lucky bounce.

But Sebastian Aho of the Hurricanes turned the model on its head with one of the great individual efforts imaginable.

Aho worked some magic with his stick long before he pulled off his masterly goal. It was he who carried the puck into the New Jersey end, but not without being ragged by three separate Devils trying to strip him of it. But he managed to carry it down to the end line and center a pass that led to a great scoring chance for teammate Derek Ryan. New Jersey goaltender Cory Schneider turned that aside, however, causing Aho to take matters into his own remarkable hands.

The puck, Ryan and two Devils all careened back to where Aho stood after feeding the pass in front. Right on the end line, midway to the side boards.

Ryan departed, but was replaced by yet another Devil. The four players jabbed at the puck with their sticks for a full five seconds, before Aho located it with his skate and kicked it on to his stick. And then it was gone. And the ping behind him told Schneider he had a message.

That message was Sebastian Aho is a true hockey alchemist. Out of a whole lot of dreck and the flick of his wrists came a goal that is a strong contender for best of the year.

Aho scored twice on this clip. This play begins at the 48-second mark of the video.

3/25/2017 vs. New Jersey
March 26th, 2017|Categories: Goal Box|0 Comments

SHAWN THORNTON, PANTHERS — A SHRINKING TARGET

SHAWN THORNTON, Panthers
A SHRINKING TARGET
  • Wrist Shot
  • Crease
  • Own Rebound
  • Second Period

When you play on the fourth line and your responsibility to the team isn’t first and foremost to score goals, sometimes the net’s dimensions can look significantly smaller than its 6 x 4 foot opening. Shawn Thornton, who has made a good living in the NHL looking out for his teammates and going bump in the night in arenas across the land, must have had a surrealistic brush with this impression of the size of a goal net last night against the Coyotes.

Thornton, who used to bring the house down in Boston with his fighting prowess and occasional goals, had to blink twice when he saw the net falling before him just as he had a juicy scoring opportunity on the door step.

With Arizona goaltender Mike Smith out of position, clinging to the right post while outside the crease, Thornton found himself with the puck on his stick right in front of the unoccupied net. Smith then made a miraculous — and dare we say “cagey” — play, as he dove into the crease and blocked Thornton’s point-blank shot.

While this was happening, the goal itself tilted forward and down, giving Thornton an ever-decreasing window to shoot through. But then he got the puck back on his stick! But like a rapidly-disappearing escape route in an Indiana Jones movie, the net continued to close down, with the crossbar gaining speed toward the ice.

With the collapsing net about 18 inches from completely sealing off Thornton’s attempt at his second goal of the year, he managed to squeeze the puck through the narrow opening to — what? the back of the net? No, the end boards.

And in perfect Spielberg fashion, the denouement featured the villain Smith — it turns out it was he who pushed the net forward — sprawled out at the scene of the crime with the crossbar draped across the back of his neck.

Then one more cut — to hero Thornton skating away with a broad, gleaming, matinee-idol smile on his face.

3/23/2017 vs. Arizona.
Highlight available at NHL.com.
March 24th, 2017|Categories: Goal Box|0 Comments

GAME YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN: Islanders 3, Rangers 2

The Rangers, who had been pushed to overtime the previous night by the Devils, gave the Islanders more than they could handle last night in every respect but on the scoreboard.

With 9 games left on their schedule, the Rangers came into the game strangely ensconced. They occupy the first wild-card berth, six points below and twelve points ahead of the teams nearest them in playoff positioning.

For the Islanders, on the other hand, playoff hockey has started about three weeks early — and they can only hope they get a taste of the real thing.

But it was the Rangers, who, to the naked eye, played the game with the greater sense of urgency. Of course, that only applies to the 10 skaters. Islander goaltender Thomas Greiss was a fortress for the Islanders against a barrage of high-quality shots by the Rangers throughout the game. He had to be, particuarly after the Islanders took a 3-2 lead with seven and a half minutes remaining in the third period.

From that point on, the Islanders spent little time in the Rangers end. Heck — they hardly were able to crack their own blue line. Time after time, the Ranger defenseman kept the puck in at the point, leading to a succession of heart-in-the-throat moments for Islander fans, as they kept one eye on the action and the other on the clock.

In the end, the Islanders prevailed thanks to a nice set-up of Andrew Ladd by Anders Lee for a power play goal from the door step. The Islanders also received outstanding performances from Anthony Beauvillier and Joshua Ho-Sang, who provided much-needed pressure releases with their aggressive skating and puck-carrying.

Rick Nash was brilliant for the Rangers, scoring in the second period on a fine effort in which he fended off Islander defenseman Thomas Hickey and lifted the puck by Greiss while falling to the ice. Nash had a step on the Islanders defense all night. Lee turned in a fine game for the Islanders, converting a rebound on the rush from a Beauvillier backhander to score their first goal and then setting up Ladd for the game-winner in the third period.

Much work left to be done for the Islanders, who must play Pittsburgh on Friday and then take on the team immediately above them — the Bruins — the following night. We’ll see how long they can hold up under the demands of playoff hockey in March.

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RICK NASH, Rangers:
Behind Enemy Lines, 4th of the Year
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March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Games You Should Have Seen|0 Comments

RICHARD RAKELL, DUCKS — BEST IN CLASS (1-on-2)

RICHARD RAKELL, Ducks
BEST IN CLASS — 1-on-2

Entering last night’s game, the Ducks and Oilers were dead even in points and games played in the ultra-competitive Pacific Division. Their game on the ice was nearly as tight in the third period, when Anaheim’s Richard Rakell freed himself from a blanket of Oilers players and gave the Ducks a two-goal lead that would hold up in the end.

Rakell received a pass at the Oilers blue line with a 3-on-2 building for Anaheim with each team down a man in the penalty box. The Edmonton defense pair were in good shape to prevent a rush at the net, so Rakell pulled up just before reaching the top of the left circle. He drifted into the center of a diamond of Oiler defenders and made his way to the slot. After trying to feed a streaking teammate, the puck caromed off a Duck skate back on to his stick.

But a broken play is catnip to the elusive Rakell. He took control of the puck again in the high slot on his forehand, seemingly smothered by two Oilers. When he moved the puck to his backhand, the two Edmonton players overskated him. But he was a little far out to let loose with a backhander at the net, so he shifted the puck once more to his forehand, thoroughly discombobulating the defenseman, who had by now adjusted to Rakell’s backhand.

Now, with a clear shooting lane, Rakell lifted the puck over goaltender Cam Talbot from between the hashmarks. It rang off the post, but continued to the back of the net.

And appropriate for this frantic Pacific race, just as the puck went in by the slimmest of margins, so too Anaheim would win, 4-3.

3/22/2017 vs. Edmonton
March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Goal Box|0 Comments

JOHN QUENNEVILLE, DEVILS — FIRST NHL GOAL

JOHN QUENNEVILLE, Devils
FIRST NHL GOAL

If the New York Post ever put the Devils on the back page, you can bet the headline would have been “Second Cousin Scores First Goal.”

Prior to last night, John Quenneville’s claim to NHL fame was being the second cousin of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. But now he’s got a trophy puck to sweep aside his NHL accomplishments once-removed.

Quenneville opened the scoring against the Rangers in the second period with his first NHL goal, a pretty simple tossing of the puck into a wide-open net from the lower half of the left circle. Joseph Blandisi zipped a diagonal pass across the goal mouth from behind the end line and Quenneville quickly reacted to the yawning net with a one-timed wrist shot. Not much to write home about, unless it’s your first NHL goal. It came in Quenneville’s sixth game.

The hearty reception he got from Blandisi, however, would prove to be a harbinger of a much more animated celebration the two would share later in the evening.

New Jersey and New York would go deep into overtime, tied at 2-2, when the pair teamed up again. Quenneville and Blandisi had a two-on-one the moment they moved out of their own end. Aware they were at liberty to structure this chance however they chose, they criss-crossed at center ice, with Quenneville carrying the puck. This allowed Blandisi to enter the zone on the left wing — his shooting side.

Quenneville handled the situation like an old pro, making sure he got the puck to Blandisi with enough time for him to make a move on Rangers goalie Antti Raanta. Blandisi dragged the puck across the goal-mouth and tucked it behind Raanta on the backhand for the game-winner.

And if the celebration between Quenneville and Blandisi on the first goal was spirited, this one was downright berserk. Blandisi headed for the side boards at the Prudential Center and banged on the glass repeatedly with his right fist. Quenneville, meanwhile, sprinted over to him and wrapped him up with both arms as the rest of the Devils poured off the bench.

Scrap that headline. Second Cousin Sets up Game-Winner in Overtime.

3/21/2017 vs. Rangers
March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Goal Box|0 Comments

SIDNEY CROSBY, PENGUINS — BEST IN CLASS (ONE HAND ON STICK)

SIDNEY CROSBY, Penguins
BEST IN CLASS (ONE HAND ON STICK)

I know. I know. It’s all been said. But I’ll try.

Did Sidney Crosby know when he picked up the puck in the middle of the Penguins zone that five seconds later he would score a goal that would add a new layer of construction to the Pyramid of Sid the Kid? Do such audacious plays occur to him in his sleep when other players wouldn’t dare dream them? When teammates go over their assignments before a game in the locker room, is he formulating how he’s going to rush the puck from one end of the ice to the other, splitting four defenders along the way, and then shovel the puck up high in the net on the backhand with one hand on his stick?

Otherwise, I got nuttin’.

3/21/2017 vs. Buffalo
March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Goal Box|0 Comments
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SHORTHANDED (5-on-4)
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON vs. SHARKS
4 Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville
3 Mikael Granlund, Minnesota
3 Dominic Moore, Boston
3 Filip Forsberg, Nashville
3 Zach Hyman, Toronto
3 Matt Calvert, Columbus
3 Andrew Cogliano, Anaheim
3 Colton Sceviour, Florida
3 Brad Marchand, Boston
3 J.T. Miller, Rangers
3/25/2017
SHORTHANDED
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON vs. SHARKS
4 Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville
3 Mikael Granlund, Minnesota
3 Dominic Moore, Boston
3 Filip Forsberg, Nashville
3 Zach Hyman, Toronto
3 Matt Calvert, Columbus
3 Andrew Cogliano, Anaheim
3 Brad Marchand, Boston
3 Colton Sceviour, Florida
3 J.T. Miller, Rangers
3/25/2017
LEFT CIRCLE (UPPER, INSIDE DOT)
ALEX OVECHKIN vs. COYOTES
4 Alex Ovechkin, Washington
3 Viktor Arvidsson, Predators
3 Brock Nelson, Islanders
3 Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay
3/25/2017
ODD-MAN RUSHES (2-on-1)
JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT vs. BLACKHAWKS
4 Jonathan Marchessault, Florida
4 Patrick Kane, Chicago
4 Jeff Carter, Los Angeles
3 Micheal Ferland, Calgary
3 Travis Konecny, Philadelphia
3 Andrew Ladd, Islanders
3 Patrick Marleau, San Jose
3 Derek Ryan, Carolina
3 Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim
3 Brandon Saad, Columbus
3/25/17
ABOVE LEFT CIRCLE
SHEA WEBER vs. SENATORS
5 Shea Weber, Montreal
5 Ryan Ellis, Nashville
4 Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay
4 Filip Forsberg, Nashville
4 Patrik Laine, Winnipeg
3 Niklas Backstrom, Washington
3 Kyle Turris, Ottawa
3 Alex Ovechkin, Washington
3/25/2017
SLAP SHOTS
SHEA WEBER vs. SENATORS
13 Shea Weber, Montreal
13 Artemi Panarin, Chicago
10 Ryan Ellis, Nashville
8 Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay
8 PK Subban, Nashville
7 Alex Ovechkin, Washington
7 David Pastrnak, Boston
7 Mike Hoffman, Ottawa
7 Oscar Klefbom, Edmonton
7 Patrik Laine, Winnipeg
3/25/2017
BEHIND END LINE
ADAM CRACKNELL vs. SHARKS
2 Adam Cracknell, Dallas
2 Riley Nash, Boston
3/24/2017
SHARP ANGLE (INSIDE CIRCLE)
SIDNEY CROSBY vs. ISLANDERS
3 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
3 Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis
3/24/2017
SHARPSHOOTER
SIDNEY CROSBY vs. ISLANDERS
5 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
4 Sebastian Aho, Carolina
4 Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton
3/25/2017
BANK SHOT
RILEY NASH vs. LIGHTNING
2 Riley Nash, Boston
3/23/2017
LEFT POINT
JAKE MUZZIN vs. JETS
2 Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles
2 Mark Giordano, Calgary
2 Zdeno Chara, Boston
2 Oscar Klefbom, Edmonton
2 Nikita Nesterov, Mont. / TB
2 Michael Matheson, Florida
2 Ryan McDonagh, Rangers
2 Michael Del Zotto, Philadelphia
3/23/2017
SCREEN
RYAN ELLIS vs. FLAMES
10 Ryan Ellis, Nashville
10 Mike Hoffman, Ottawa
10 Brent Burns, San Jose
8 David Krecji, Boston
8 Kyle Turris, Ottawa
3/23/2017
RIGHT CIRCLE (UPPER, INSIDE DOT)
WILLIAM NYLANDER vs. DEVILS
4 William Nylander, Toronto
4 Patrick Kane, Chicago
3 Mikkel Boedker, San Jose
3 Jusin Faulk, Carolina
3 Patrik Laine, Winnipeg
3 Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis
3/23/2017
CARRY (2 ZONES, RED LINE IN)
PATRICK KANE vs. STARS
5 Patrick Kane, Chicago
4 Connor McDavid, Edmonton
4 Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis
3/23/2017
RIGHT CIRCLE (MIDDLE, EVEN WITH DOT)
DAVID SAVARD vs. MAPLE LEARS
2 David Savard, Columbus
3/22/2017
WRAPAROUNDS
PATRICK MARLEAU vs. WILD
2 Patrick Marleau, San Jose
2 Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary
2 Lawson Crouse, Arizona
2 Andrew Shaw, Montreal
2 Adam Henrique, New Jersey
3/21/2017
CREDITED AFTER OWN GOAL
CONOR SHEARY vs. SABRES
2 Conor Sheary, Pittsburgh
3/21/2017
ONE HAND ON STICK
SIDNEY CROSBY vs. SABRES
2 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
3/21/2017
BACKHAND
BRAD MARCHAND vs. CANUCKS
9 Brad Marchand, Boston
7 Jason Zucker, Minnesota
6 Auston Matthews, Toronto
6 Jeff Skinner, Carolina
6 T.J. Oshie, Washington
3/21/2017
WRIST SHOT
NIKITA KUCHEROV vs. COYOTES
22 Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay
21 Max Pacioretty, Montreal
19 Richard Rakell, Anaheim
19 Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis
19 Patrik Laine, Winnipeg
19 John Tavares, Islanders
18 Evander Kane, Buffalo
18 Auston Matthews, Toronto
18 Jack Eichel, Buffalo
17 Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia
3/25/2017
LEFT CIRCLE (MIDDLE, OUTSIDE DOT)
ALEX OVECHKIN vs. FLAMES
3 Alex Ovechkin, Capitals
3/21/2017
DEFLECTION (OPPONENT’S STICK)
KYLE TURRIS vs. BRUINS
3 Kyle Turris, Ottawa
3 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
3 Tanner Pearson, Los Angeles
3 Brent Burns, San Jose
3 Cam Fowler, Anaheim
3/21/2017
FIRST PERIOD
SIDNEY CROSBY vs. SABRES
16 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
15 Auston Matthews, Toronto
15 Patrick Kane, Chicago
13 Cam Atkinson, Columbus
12 Richard Rakell, Anaheim
12 Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia
11 Patrik Laine, Winnipeg
11 Brad Marchand, Boston
3/23/2017
DOOR STEP
PATRICK MAROON vs. KINGS
13 Patrick Maroon, Edmonton
13 Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia
9 Charlie Coyle, Minnesota
9 Nick Foligno, Columbus
9 Ryan Kesler, Anaheim
8 Patrick Marleau, San Jose
8 Kyle Okposo, Buffalo
8 Brad Marchand, Boston
8 Nino Niederreiter, Minnesota
8 Auston Matthews, Toronto
3/20/2017
GOALTENDER PULLED FOR EXTRA SKATER
NIKITA KUCHEROV vs. CAPITALS
3 Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay
3 Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg
2 Sam Gagner, Columbus
2 Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim
2 Mike Hoffman, Ottawa
2 Nick Leddy, Islanders
2 Matt Read, Philadelphia
2 Troy Stecher, Vancouver
2 Brayden Schenn, Philadelphia
3/21/2017
SLOT
T.J. OSHIE vs. LIGHTNING
10 T.J. Oshie, Washington
8 Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville
8 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
8 Patrick Marleau, San Jose
8 Anders Lee, Islanders
3/25/2017
SECOND PERIOD
FILIP FORSBERG vs. JETS
14 Filip Forsberg, Nashville
14 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
13 Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay
13 James van Riemsdyk, Toronto
12 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
12 Auston Matthews, Toronto
12 Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim
12 David Pastrnak, Boston
12 Markus Granlund, Vancouver
3/25/2017
THIRD PERIOD
MAX PACIORETTY vs. OILERS
14 Max Pacioretty, Montreal
13 Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay
12 Michael Grabner, Rangers
12 Nikolaj Ehlers, Winnipeg
12 Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg
11 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
11 Anders Lee, Islanders
11 Brayden Schenn, Philadelphia
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GOAL-MOUTH
WAYNE SIMMONDS vs. MAPLE LEAFS
19 Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia
18 Brad Marchand, Boston
17 Patrick Maroon, Edmonton
16 Artem Anisimov, Chicago
15 Nick Foligno, Columbus
15 Mikael Granlund, Minnesota
15 Nazem Kadri, Toronto
14 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
14 Ryan Kesler, Anaheim
14 Auston Matthews, Toronto
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