Goal of the Week

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

Nathan Gerbe runs away with Goal of the Week (April 4-10)

Every week, Pro Hockey Talk will ask our readers to choose the best goal and save of that seven-day period. Sometimes there might not be seven nominees, whether that be because there weren’t enough great clips or one person received multiple awards. Either way, readers ultimately get to choose each week’s lucky winners.

There’s still time to vote for the best save of last week. Click here to do so.

Every once in a while, we run into poll results that are almost a bit … curious. It’s not that those goals are ever inferior by any means, there are just times when you see one guy run away with the voting and think “Huh, did something happen behind the scenes?”

Perhaps it’s fitting that the final weekly goal award is an example of this. Nathan Gerbe scored a true beauty of a spinning backhand goal, but it’s surprising that the diminutive Buffalo Sabres forward dominated so starkly. Especially with other great choices, such as T.J. Oshie’s sliding-on-his-knees goal.

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Want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out video of his winning goal below.

Vote for the Goal of the Week (April 4-10)

Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks
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To celebrate the best moments of each week, we’ll put up a poll to see which goal/save/whatever was the most amazing of a given seven days. We might not always have one per day and sometimes there will be more than seven to choose from, but all you need to do is vote for your favorite.

Because putting a handful of videos in one post will bog down some internet connections, we’ll simply insert a link to each post.

April 4

Goals of the Night: Rangers’ five unanswered goals to beat Boston.

April 5

Goal of the Night: Patrick Kane.

April 6

Goals of the Night: Corey Perry’s hat trick to 50.

April 7

Goal of the Night: Bobby Butler.

April 8

Goal of the Night: Nathan Gerbe.

April 9

Goal of the Night: T.J. Oshie.

April 10

Goal of the Night: Colton Gillies.

Vote for the best goal of the last week of the 2010-11 season in the poll below.

Ben Eager wins Goal of the Week (March 28-April 3)

Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

Every week, Pro Hockey Talk will ask our readers to choose the best goal and save of that seven-day period. Sometimes there might not be seven nominees, whether that be because there weren’t enough great clips or one person received multiple awards. Either way, readers ultimately get to choose each week’s lucky winners.

If you picture a player who would produce the Goal of the Week, Ben Eager isn’t exactly the first guy who comes to mind. Yet Eager didn’t win the March 28-April 3rd award based on shock value alone, as he showed some impressive hands in scoring a beauty of a backhand goal during the San Jose Sharks’ beating of the Los Angeles Kings.

In a way, it reminds me of Darren McCarty scoring a highlight reel goal for the Detroit Red Wings during the 1997 Stanley Cup finals. These kind of goals show that there are plenty of players who can show flourishes of legitimate talent, even if their primary roles revolve around dirty work.

Here are the poll results.

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You can watch Eager’s great goal below.

Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 28-April 3)

Brian Boucher, Matt Hendricks

To celebrate the best moments of each week, we’ll put up a poll to see which goal/save/whatever was the most amazing of a given seven days. We might not always have one per day and sometimes there will be more than seven to choose from, but all you need to do is vote for your favorite.

Because putting a handful of videos in one post will bog down some internet connections, we’ll simply insert a link to each post.

March 28

Goal of the Night: Teemu Selanne.

March 29

Goal of the Night: Pierre-Marc Bouchard.

March 30

Goal of the Night: Michael Cammalleri.

March 31

Goal of the Night: Ben Eager.

April 1

Goal of the Night: Alex Tanguay.

April 2

Goal of the Night: Magnus Paajarvi.

April 3

Goal of the Night: Ryan Getzlaf.

Vote for your favorite goal of the bunch in the poll below.

Matt Hendricks wins Goal of the Week (March 21-27)

Brian Boucher, Matt Hendricks

Every week, Pro Hockey Talk will ask our readers to choose the best goal and save of that seven-day period. Sometimes there might not be seven nominees, whether that be because there weren’t enough great clips or one person received multiple awards. Either way, readers ultimately get to choose each week’s lucky winners.

There’s still time to vote for the best save of last week. Click here to do so.

As the season goes on, it’s becoming clear that Matt Hendricks is more than just the guy with an awesomely gnarly eye wound from HBO’s 24/7 series. Maybe he’s not a superstar, but he’s proving to be a serviceable player for the Washington Capitals.

Every once in a while, he shows that he’s capable of a highlight reel goal, as PHT readers attested this week. Here are the poll results for the March 21-27th Goal of the Week.

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Check out footage of Hendricks’ goal in this video.