Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins

You may recall last season, when Evgeni Malkin waltzed through the Tampa Bay Lightning and scored the best goal of the 2011-12 season. Well, last night he scored another ridiculous goal, again against Tampa.

He picks up a turnover and rushes in for an opportunity, sees both d-man desperately trying to get to him before he can shoot, and decides to cut back against their overcommitment. He strafes so sharp that Lindback ends up having to dive across the net like Malkin passed it back-door to an open teammates, despite the fact that he does it all himself.

To quote Keanu Reeves: whoa.

Comments (3)

  1. ….Just goes to show that the Bolts’ D remains unimproved (and still soft) when comparing their response to an almost identical goal, last season.

    Kudos to Malkin – Brickbats and goat-horns to (wimpy, stick-checking) Matt Carle.

  2. Man, that was well described. Great photo selection too, his stick is actually a third leg apparently

  3. #isthatgood?…

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