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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Giroux vs. Malkin

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TSN.ca Staff
4/30/2014 12:07:56 PM
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TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with two titans of the Battle of Pennsylvania.

The 13th match-up of the Round of 32 sees Claude Giroux go no-look, while Evgeni Malkin does the hard work to set up a gift for a teammate.

It's not just that Giroux goes no-look, it's that it's one of the greatest blind shots you're likely to see.

Picking a wild point shot rebound off the end boards, Giroux picks up the disc and gets sent to the ice by David Savard. While falling, though, he unleashes one heck of a shot. Falling, he lifts a backhander behind his back towards the net... and roofs it. It's not even like Curtis McElhinney doesn't expect the shot, Giroux just beats him high glove without even looking.

Malkin counters one great shot with a 200-foot effort.

Winding up from behind his own net, Malkin breaks out and proceeds to start dancing through the entire Montreal Canadiens team. There is actually only one skater on the ice that Malkin doesn't skate through or around and he's just a spectator. By the time Raphael Diaz and Francis Bouillon finally haul him down, he's shoveled a pass cross-crease to James Neal, who jukes once and slides the puck past Carey Price.

You can watch the highlights and make your decision here. 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.

Claude Giroux (Photo: Abelimages/Getty Images)

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