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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Nyquist vs. Berra

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TSN.ca Staff
5/26/2014 12:05:57 PM
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The NHL Play of the Year Showdown resumes today with an incredible goal and an incredible save.

The latest quarterfinal match-up features Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist taking on Colorado Avalanche netminder Reto Berra.

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.

Berra, meanwhile, 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."

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.

Reto Berra (Photo: Canadian Press)

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