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Goal of the Night – Tyler Ennis (March 19)

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 plenty of fantastic goals on Saturday night. On lighter nights of action, Luke Schenn’s end-to-end rush, Brandon McMillan’s impressive work taking advantage of a great lob pass and a lucky bounce and John Madden’s beautiful pass would have taken the cake.

Instead, the winner is Tyler Ennis. On this goal, he managed to beat Zach Bogosian, Bogosian’s projectile stick, another Atlanta defenseman and goalie Chris Mason for an electrifying breakaway goal.

Humiliating Goal of the Night: Alex Pietrangelo beats Jonathan Quick from red line

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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.

When I had the chance to see the Los Angeles Kings play the Dallas Stars early this season, Jonathan Quick put on one of the best goaltending displays I’ve seen in person. Quick’s credibility should not be denied, even if he has his low moments.

Of course, when you read a paragraph like that, you’re probably waiting for “Yeah, but …” So here it goes. Quick and the Kings had an awful night against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. When your coach calls out fans for booing the home team, it’s a sign that you probably didn’t experience an outstanding night.

If you want one clip to capture how low things went for the Kings, watch this half-ice humiliation of a goal in which Alex Pietrangelo beat Quick from right inside the red line. Forgive the sarcastic Goal of the Night, but this was a rare moment – especially for a very good goalie like Quick.

Now, just in case you want a “serious” goal while you drink your coffee/pretend to send your resume to employers, NHL.com was sweet enough to collect all 54 of Thursday’s goals in one video. Enjoy.

Goal of the night: Brooks Laich wheels around Hal Gill to beat Carey Price

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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.

It might seem like we’re being a bit unfair in picking on the not-so fleet-a-foot Hal Gill, but when you can position yourself the way Brooks Laich did in getting by Gill and then faking out Carey Price in the process, that’s a pretty special move. After all, Gill and Price have both been solid this season. Turning those two both inside out on the same goal and making it look pretty gets you top honors on the night.

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Goal of the Night – Mikko Koivu (March 14)

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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.

If there’s one phrase that shows up in hockey more than “Sami Salo is injured,” it’s “hockey players are tough.”

Evidence of such a sentiment is revealed day after day, even beyond the simple functions of playing the sport. Mikko Koivu is the Minnesota Wild’s best player and captain, something he showed with his toughness and skills last night. He scored a goal and an assist in his first game back after missing 11 games with a broken finger.

Check out his opportunistic goal in the video below.

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Goal of the night: Tyler Ennis’ deke and destroy goal against Ottawa

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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.

Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis is having a fine breakout season this year and his two goal game against Ottawa in the Sabres 6-4 win featured a pair of memorable goals. His first of the game saw him make a nice move to beat Craig Anderson, but his memorable goal came later on when he was able to deke around Chris Phillips and rip a snap shot past Anderson wrecking his water bottle in the process.

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