Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Lighting the Lamp

Is there any sight more beautiful in hockey than seeing the red light lit behind the goalie? It's like a beacon of excellence. It represents 200 feet of hard work, amazing skill, and pure determination. It serves as a reminder to teams everywhere that capturing the flag in hockey means you have to put a puck in the net, a feat that is not so easy to do at the best of times. It is a time to celebrate. It is a joyous occasion when it happens. It lifts people off their feet, and allows them to celebrate the achievement of 6 players on the ice. With that, we're going to light the lamp today with some of the best goalscorers in the NHL today (in my opinion).

Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the shootout.

Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins from an impossible angle.

Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.

Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks.

Dany Heatley of the Ottawa Senators.

The Score's Ultimate 64 Highlights has another hockey highlight today.

1985 Stanley Cup Final: Flyers-Oilers. Gretzky does this knee-buckling behind-and-through-his-skates pass onto the tape of Paul Coffey who scores. Coffey skates towards Gretzky and you can read his lips as he says "What a f$%#ing pass!!!"

I'm pretty sure you know for what highlight I voted. That Gretzky pass was sick, and the Oilers went on to win that game 8-3 over the Flyers.

I plan on looking at my favourites for the year-end hardware in the next couple of days, so if you have any players you want me to consider, write them in the comments! I know that Jordan Staal got mention for a possible Selke in the last comments, so let me know who you think should be at the podium, and I'll take them into consideration.

Until then, keep your sticks on the ice!

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