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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.

Which player is behind the new NHL rule that prohibits turning your back and raising your arms or stick to interfere with a goaltender?
Chris Pronger
Dion Phaneuf
Joe Sakic
Patrick Kaleta
Paul Bissonnette
Sean Avery


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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FEBRUARY 20, 2020
TOP 20 G A PTS
MARK SCHEIFELE
3 1 4
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 3 4
TRAVIS KONECNY
1 2 3
JAKE MUZZIN
1 2 3
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
2 - 2
BEN CHIAROT
2 - 2
STEVEN STAMKOS
2 - 2
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND
1 1 2
KYLE CONNOR
1 1 2
DREW DOUGHTY
1 1 2
NICK FOLIGNO
1 1 2
KEVIN HAYES
1 1 2
ALEC MARTINEZ
1 1 2
MAX PACIORETTY
1 1 2
MARK STONE
1 1 2
GABRIEL VILARDI
1 1 2
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
- 2 2
AARON EKBLAD
- 2 2
NIKITA GUSEV
- 2 2
VICTOR HEDMAN
- 2 2
COMPLETE LIST  
NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
LEON DRAISAITL
60 95
NATHAN MACKINNON
59 84
DAVID PASTRNAK
61 84
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 81
ARTEMI PANARIN
58 79
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
61 76
JACK EICHEL
59 75
PATRICK KANE
60 75
BRAD MARCHAND
61 75
NIKITA KUCHEROV
59 74
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
GOALS GP G
DAVID PASTRNAK
61 43
AUSTON MATTHEWS
62 43
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
59 41
SEBASTIAN AHO
59 34
LEON DRAISAITL
60 34
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ASSISTS GP A
LEON DRAISAITL
60 61
JOHN CARLSON
60 55
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
61 54
BRAD MARCHAND
61 52
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 51
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON
60 70
ROMAN JOSI
59 57
VICTOR HEDMAN
59 51
QUINN HUGHES
59 47
ALEX PIETRANGELO
61 47
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ROOKIES GP PTS
QUINN HUGHES
59 47
CALE MAKAR
51 45
VICTOR OLOFSSON
45 40
NICK SUZUKI
63 40
DOMINIK KUBALIK
58 38
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
WINS GP W
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY
45 32
JORDAN BINNINGTON
44 26
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
50 26
FREDERIK ANDERSEN
46 25
CAREY PRICE
52 25
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
SHUTOUTS GP SO
ELVIS MERZLIKINS
30 5
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY
44 4
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
50 4
JAMES REIMER
24 3
JAROSLAV HALAK
27 3
COMPLETE STANDINGS  

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