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NHL releases 'Goal of the Decade'

Colton Pankiw   ·   22 janvier 2020
With the NHL releasing the best plays, moments, events, coaches and teams of the 2010s, today they announced the Goal of the Decade.

How many goals has Brian Leetch scored in total the regular season during his NHL career?
147 goals
247 goals
347 buts
447 goals
547 goals
647 goals


Of course, picking these are extremely tough as there are so many to choose from. However, selecting Patrick Kane’s Stanley Cup winning Game 6 overtime goal against the Philadelphia Flyers seems like a hard one to argue. This goal ended the Chicago Blackhawks' 49-year cup drought, and was one that Kane will never forget.

“I mean, obviously it was a great run throughout the playoffs and you think you’re sitting pretty at 3-2 and then they tie it up,” Kane said after the 4-3 win. “It seems like they have a lot of the momentum going into overtime. We had a couple of chances early, I think Kris Versteeg had a chance in the slot.”

This goal is still easily remembered by hockey fans all around the world. No one knew whether or not the puck went in, even as they watched Kane throw his gloves and stick in the air and race toward goaltender Antti Niemi. Many of Kane’s teammates stood around, not knowing whether to join him in celebration or wait to see whether the puck actually went in the net.

“I don’t know, it didn’t seem like there was much reaction from anyone, so I think that’s why I celebrated the way I did,” Kane said. “I went kind of crazy, threw the gloves off, skated down the ice. I don’t know, you dream of scoring an overtime goal to win the Stanley Cup as a kid. To be able to do that at 21 years old, in my third season in the league, and for a franchise that hadn’t won a cup in 49 years, it was a pretty special moment.”

The players for both the Flyers and Blackhawks weren’t the only ones confused as to what had just happened, as the former Blackhawks Joel Quenneville also admitted he had no idea if they had just scored the Cup clinching goal.

“When Kane went by and he was jumping up and down and I’m sitting there waiting, I’m waiting. I was just making sure, that, ‘Hey, I want to see some verification from the official to make sure this is over with.’ And it took forever. But they came in with the video and it was clear it went into the net.”





As Quenneville said, after a lengthy process it was ruled a goal, and resulted in the Blackhawks winning their first of three cups in the decade. The entire decade was extremely successful for the Blackhawks, and Kane’s goal was what started it all.

Source: Tracey Myers

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Today, if you had to choose the most valuable player to his team in the NHL, what would be your choice?
   Leon Draisaitl (Edm)
   David Pastrnak (Bos)
   Nathan MacKinnon (Col)
   Arteri Panarin (Rangers)
   Andrei Vasilevski (TB)
   John Carlson (Was)
   Other
FEBRUARY 18, 2020
TOP 20 G A PTS
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU
2 2 4
SIDNEY CROSBY
1 3 4
BRANDON MONTOUR
2 1 3
BLAKE WHEELER
2 1 3
NIKOLAJ EHLERS
1 2 3
TRAVIS KONECNY
1 2 3
BRYAN RUST
1 2 3
ARTEM ANISIMOV
2 - 2
ANDREAS ATHANASIOU
2 - 2
IVAN BARBASHEV
2 - 2
DUSTIN BROWN
2 - 2
DRAKE BATHERSON
1 1 2
ANTHONY DUCLAIR
1 1 2
PATRIK LAINE
1 1 2
VICTOR OLOFSSON
1 1 2
NICK SUZUKI
1 1 2
JAKUB VORACEK
1 1 2
TYLER ENNIS
- 2 2
JOEL FARABEE
- 2 2
CLAUDE GIROUX
- 2 2
COMPLETE LIST  
NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
LEON DRAISAITL
59 95
NATHAN MACKINNON
58 82
DAVID PASTRNAK
60 82
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 81
ARTEMI PANARIN
57 78
JACK EICHEL
59 75
PATRICK KANE
59 74
BRAD MARCHAND
60 74
NIKITA KUCHEROV
58 73
AUSTON MATTHEWS
61 72
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
GOALS GP G
AUSTON MATTHEWS
61 43
DAVID PASTRNAK
60 42
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
58 40
SEBASTIAN AHO
59 34
LEON DRAISAITL
59 34
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ASSISTS GP A
LEON DRAISAITL
59 61
JOHN CARLSON
59 55
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 51
BRAD MARCHAND
60 51
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
59 50
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON
59 70
ROMAN JOSI
59 57
VICTOR HEDMAN
58 49
ALEX PIETRANGELO
60 47
QUINN HUGHES
58 45
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ROOKIES GP PTS
QUINN HUGHES
58 45
CALE MAKAR
50 43
VICTOR OLOFSSON
45 40
NICK SUZUKI
62 40
DOMINIK KUBALIK
57 36
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
WINS GP W
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY
44 32
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
50 26
JORDAN BINNINGTON
43 25
FREDERIK ANDERSEN
45 24
CAREY PRICE
51 24
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
SHUTOUTS GP SO
ELVIS MERZLIKINS
29 5
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY
43 4
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
50 4
JAMES REIMER
24 3
JAROSLAV HALAK
27 3
COMPLETE STANDINGS  

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