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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: MacArthur vs Perry

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TSN.ca Staff
5/8/2014 12:02:45 PM
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The NHL Play of the Year showdown's second round resumes today with two forwards shaking defenders to make highlight-reel plays.

Today's Round of 16 match-up features Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur taking on Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.

MacArthur makes the cut on an unbelievable pass to create a goal for Kyle Turris.

Breaking in two-on-three (yes, two-on-three, he was actually outnumbered!) MacArthur streaks down the right wing drawing coverage from perennial Norris Trophy candidate Ryan Suter. Looking to create a passing lane, MacArthur drags the puck between his legs and dishes a pass towards Turris in the slot. All three Wild defenders are caught leaning MacArthur's way and watch as the pass goes right to Turris' tape and he squeaks a shot through Josh Harding.

MacArthur took more than double Jamie Benn's totals in the first round, taking nearly 70 per cent of the vote in their head-to-head match-up.

Perry's goal starts with something every elite NHL scorer is able to do on a regular basis: Use exceptional skill to force a defender into taking penalty.

He looks to be out of the play after a Calvin de Haan hip-check clips his knee and tumbles him to the ice. However, Perry keeps possession of the puck as the Isles converge on him to try to kill the play by touching the puck. From his knees, Perry has the poise to stickhandle from his backhand to forehand and flip a wrister throughthe nearest daylight he can find: Travis Hamonic's legs. The puck pinballs through Hamonic's legs, off the keeper and into the net, prompting an emphatic goal call by the ref.

Less than one per cent separated Perry and his first-round opponent, Brad Marchand. Perry took the contest with 50.94 per cent.

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.

Clarke MacArthur (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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