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NHL Play of the Year Showdown final: Tatar vs. Nyquist

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TSN.ca Staff
6/6/2014 12:51:49 PM
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For the second year in a row, the Detroit Red Wings have claimed the Klondike TSN Play of the Year crown - and the final has only just started.

Last year, two plays by Pavel Datsyuk squared off for the title. This year, it's Tomas Tatar against teammate Gustav Nyquist.

Tatar made the final on a play where he eliminated his defenders by running them clean into one another.

Streaking over the blue line, Tatar feels a pair of Dallas defenders closing in on him. As Brenden Dillon moves in for the big hit, Tatar hesitates and the Stars d-man catches teammate Cameron Gaunce square on, sending both players flying. Tatar resumes his drive and finishes with a nifty backhand shovel that goes off Kari Lehtonen and in.

Nyquist breaks in one-on-one against Matt Carle and the Lightning defender appears initially to do enough to prevent a goal, drawing a penalty in the process. However, Nyquist shakes Carle's grip and pounces on the puck he just lost. From behind the goal line, he still has the presence of mind to corral the puck and toss it under a recovering Ben Bishop.

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.

Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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