Video: Ales Hemsky scores nifty goal against Lightning

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Ales Hemsky didn’t draw headlines on trade deadline day, but for many people,* the proposition of watching the talented-yet-often-unlucky forward skate for a playoff contender was pretty enticing.

It remains to be seen if the 30-year-old can help the Ottawa Senators enough to break his playoff drought, but he’s been dazzling at times with his new team. The most awe-inspiring moment came on Thursday, when he shredded the Tampa Bay Lightning for this beauty of a goal:

If that isn’t the goal of the night, it’s going to be an impressive night for hockey highlight reels.

* – OK, for many hockey nerds …