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Goal of the night: Colton Gillies whirling backhander crushes Dallas

Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

It’s not every day that Wild winger Colton Gillies scores a goal. It’s also not every day that Colton Gillies scores a pretty goal either but the rugged forward was playing in just his seventh game of the year for the Wild and potted his first and only goal of the season with a whirling backhand past Kari Lehtonen. The goal put Minnesota ahead 3-2 in the second period in a game where they went on to beat Dallas 5-3 and end the Stars’ playoff hopes. For the former 2007 first round pick, it’s been a rough go to carve his way into the NHL so getting a highlight like this in what turned out to be the biggest game of the day is pretty special. Well, that is unless you’re a Stars fan. Sorry guys.

Goal of the Night: T.J. Oshie (April 9)

Pikka Rinne, TJ Oshie
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Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

Chris Drury scored an absolutely outstanding goal on Saturday. It was a huge one, too, as the New York Rangers’ captain helped his team win a game that would eventually earn them the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

I wanted to award Drury for his continued “sense of the moment,” but honestly, I just couldn’t give it to him after seeing T.J. Oshie’s incredible goal.

Yes, it’s true that Oshie scored in a game that didn’t mean much to his team compared to his competition, but sometimes you just have to acknowledge an amazing moment. Oshie scored that goal while sliding on his knees, for goodness sakes. Check out his goal in the first video and all of Saturday’s tallies in the second clip, in case you feel the need to look for greener pastures.

Oshie’s Goal of the Night:

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All of Saturday’s goals:

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Goal of the night: Bobby Butler fights off Hal Gill, beats Alex Auld

Bobby Butler

Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

We know Ottawa’s season has been a downer, but the play of Jason Spezza of late paired up with the emerging talent of rookie Bobby Butler have given Senators fans something to hang onto heading into next season. Last night in the Senators 3-2 overtime win over Montreal, they got a glimpse of just how fun things could be as Butler was able to fight off being mauled by Hal Gill to rip a snap shot past Alex Auld to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead late.

Goals of the Night: Rangers score five unanswered goals

Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

There were only two games tonight, but NHL.com decided to provide footage of the most important series of goals. Instead of just settling for Brandon Dubinsky’s nice game-tying goal (probably the best of the bunch) or Mike Sauer’s trickling game-winner, this video clip includes their five unanswered goals.

Watch Vinny Prospal start the turnaround with two goals in the second period and then that wild third period that won them the game. Enjoy it below.

Goal of the night: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Bobby Ryan team up for a beauty

Ryan Getzlaf

Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

Let’s just face it here… Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan make up the best line in the NHL. While they’re still fighting for their playoff lives in the Western Conference, they show us at least once per game why they’re the best line in the league. Last night in their 4-3 loss to Dallas, the trio combined for one of the prettiest highlight goals you’ll see all year.