Predators’ Arvidsson scores goal worthy of ‘NHL 19’

If you’ve ever played any of the recent EA hockey games – including “NHL 19” – you’ve probably complained about a goal allowed, griping “oh, come on, that move would never work.”

… And then you happen upon certain highlight reel goals. When some of these happen, a more chilling thought surfaces: I’m not even good enough at the game to pull that off.

While the Nashville Predators won their season-opener, Viktor Arvidsson didn’t just get held off the scoreboard; the rambunctious forward didn’t even get a shot on net. That’s pretty unusual for a forward who – whether he scores or not – tends to fire a bunch of shots; Arvidsson’s averaged more 3 SOG per game in each of the last seasons.

Maybe Arvidsson wanted to make sure that his first goal was of the highest quality, though, as he schooled New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock and made the extra move to beat Thomas Greiss for a sensational tally.

Perhaps Arvidsson has been getting jealous about linemate Filip Forsberg dominating highlight reels? Then again, he might just want to see if he could pull off an “NHL 19” goal in reality.

It turns out the answer is an emphatic “yes.’

You can watch that fantastic goal in the video above this post’s headline.

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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