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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Berra vs Gerbe

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TSN.ca Staff
5/5/2014 12:03:31 PM
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TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with a starter and a finisher.

The final match-up of the Round of 32 sees Calgary netminder Reto Berra's acrobatics pitted against Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe and his breakaway theatrics.

We've already seen some kick saves in the opening round, but Berra's easily gets top marks for distance.

Jack Johnson has a good look at the net on a Blue Jackets power play, but Berra comes out of nowhere with a denial. Going into a full roll, the Finnish netminder not only gets his pad up to stop it, but connects with a near-bicycle kick to fire the rebound out of the crease in a move that's "more Pele than Brodeur."

Gerbe wins a foot race for a breakaway and then goes into full "skills competition" mode for the finish.

Easily beating a pair of Flyers to a loose puck, Gerbe barrels in all alone on Steve Mason. Cutting across the net, Gerbe drops the puck between his legs and reaches back for the flip shot going against the flow. Mason manages to get a piece of it, but by the time the puck is in the net, Gerbe is already halfway back to the bench. He treats the unbelievable move like it's just another day at the office.

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.

Reto Berra (Photo: Canadian Press)

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