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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Crosby vs. Turris

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TSN.ca Staff
4/24/2014 11:54:55 AM
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TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with an individual effort taking on a passing play that involves nearly an entire team.

The ninth match-up of the Round of 32 sees Sidney Crosby finish off a pretty sequence of passes, while Kyle Turris breaks away.

For all the skill and smarts Crosby possesses, this is one highlight where he simply finds himself in the right place at the right time.

Looking to expose the Washington Capitals down low on a power play, the Penguins drop four of their players below the hash marks and begin to move the disc around. The tape-to-tape action starts with Evgeni Malkin, who finds Chris Kunitz. Kunitz taps it towards the goal line for James Neal, drawing the attention of all four Capitals defenders. Unfortunately, they forgot about Sid. Neal goes cross-crease and nearly through the legs of John Carlson to find Sid wide open for the one-knee, one-time finish.

Turris, though, gets to the POY showdown by going it alone.

He, too, victimizes the Caps but his moves move one way: straight to the net. He barrels over the blue line freezing Mike Green, who earns a delayed penalty. He then shakes off some harassment from John Erskine before reaching for some open net with a ridiculous drag that leaves Philipp Grubauer with no chance of stopping the puck.

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. Let us know who you voted for via Twitter by using the hashtag #tsnklondikepoy.

Sidney Crosby (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
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