Play of the Year Showdown features Datsyuk vs. Paajarvi

TSN.ca Staff
6/7/2013 12:00:59 PM
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We continue the quarterfinals of TSN.ca's 2013 Play of the Year Showdown with Pavel Datsyuk's second play of the round going up against a tremendous second effort from Magnus Paajarvi.

In Round Two of the 2013 POY Showdown, Pavel Datsyuk narrowly beat Shawn Matthias, grabbing 51.86 per cent of the votes. Magnus Paajarvi easily defeated Sidney Crosby, ending up with 71.51 per cent of the votes.
This POY entry by Datsyuk showcases his hands, vision and perseverance.  He starts by throwing a solid hit in his own defensive zone and retreiving the loose puck, and by the time this play is over, Datsyuk makes every single Nashville player on the ice look silly.
Paajarvi's uses his wheels to bring the puck towards the net from the outside, beating his man to the lane, he cuts across the slot and rips a shot that Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stops, but it is the rebound that provides the setup for the POY candidate. As the puck flutters through the air Paajarvi uses some quick thinking and heaps of skill as he knocks the puck past a stupefied Varlamov.
You can watch the highlights and make your decision here (http://poy.tsn.ca). Every vote counts, so watch all the plays and take part in the TSN.ca Play of the Year Showdown.

Pavel Datsyuk (Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images)


(Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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