goal of the night

Cory Schneider

Goal of the Night – Magnus Paajarvi (April 2)

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.

I must admit, it was tough not to award the Goal of the Night to Alex Ovechkin. He managed to earn an overtime game-winner that put the Washington Capitals in first place in the East, but most importantly, he did a silly dance.

But it doesn’t seem fair to ignore a superior goal, which the Edmonton Oilers produced in a great moment of passing. Linus Omark set up Magnus Paajarvi for the April 2nd Goal of the Night, which you can watch here.

Goal of the Night – Ben Eager (March 31)

Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

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.

I know some of you are going to read the guy’s name and think that this might be an April Fool’s Day trick, but nope, this is a legitimate Goal of the Night winner.

San Jose Sharks enforcer Ben Eager showed that he could use his hands for more than just fighting, as he took a nice pass and moved to his backhand to score a beauty as the Sharks absolutely smothered the Dallas Stars last night. Check out video of the great tally below.

Goal of the night: Pierre-Marc Bouchard does it all by himself

Pierre-Marc Bouchard

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’re guessing that last night’s game between the Wild and the Blues wasn’t on your radar since there wasn’t much in the way of playoff implications. Minnesota’s Pierre-Marc Bouchard did his part to help make us take notice. With the Wild down 2-1, his one-man show to score the tying goal early in the third period dazzled us with his ability to wheel past and through the defense and then beat Jaroslav Halak. Minnesota went on to win in a shootout 3-2.

Goals of the Night: Teemu Selanne notches hat trick at 40

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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.

Typically, we need time to review the evening’s goals the next morning to determine a given night’s Goal of the Night. Yet with only two games on Monday’s schedule and the obviousness of the winner – with all due respect to Marian Hossa’s crucial OT GWG – it seemed best just to post the winner early.

Teemu Selanne became the oldest player to score a hat trick since 1980 (according to Ryan Lambert), with his most thrilling goal probably being that first penalty shot tally. He also added two primary assists, but this video only covers Selanne’s tallies. The Anaheim Ducks jumped back up to seventh place thanks to their veteran forward’s great night. Check out his hat trick in the video below.

Goal of the night: Ben Lovejoy snipes the Panthers – Yes, that happened

Ben Lovejoy

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’re not piling on the Panthers here today, we promise. We’re also not here puffing up the Penguins despite what some of you consumers from the tinfoil haberdashery might think. We’re figuring after you see the great play made by Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy to both pinch in from the blue line and then snipe Tomas Vokoun you’ll forgive us for bringing you such a great play.

Then again, some of you might just think we’re here clutching our Sidney Crosby bobbleheads and praying for the league to figure out a way to make sure the Penguins and Caps can play in the Stanley Cup final.

There isn’t, is there?  I’m just wondering…