Bobby Ryan spins his way to victory, will face Ovie in semis Staff

4/9/2009 11:47:36 AM

The NHL Play of the Showdown moves on to the next batch of highlight reel plays as unveils Pool B

In Pool A, Blake Wheeler's incredible individual effort gave Alex Ovechkin's spin move a run for its money. But in the end, the reigning NHL MVP cruised into the semis and will face Bobby Ryan and his spectacular spin-o-rama.

Watch the video in the media bar on the right of this page to this goal and be sure to check out the bracket below for the complete picture.

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Pool B


Pavel Datsyuk "European Engineering"

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October 25, 2008
United Center, Chicago, Illinois

Unquestionably, the Detroit Red Wings are one of the most talented squads in the NHL. A heavy influence of European skill has produced a steady stream of highlight reel goals, including this one that plays out with pinpoint passing and a gorgeous finish by Pavel Datsyuk.


Alexander Semin "On Bended Knee"

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March 3, 2009
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Alex Ovechkin isn't the only Alex on the Washington Capitals that can shine on the highlight reels. Some say that Semin may atually have more skill than his Russian teammate. Regardless, in this clip it's clear, Semin more than holds his own when it comes to scoring eye-popping goals.


Bobby Ryan "The Spin Doctor"

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January 8, 2009
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

If this season has been a coming out party for Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan, then this goal is him realizing that sometimes, you can have your cake and eat it too.


Niklas Hagman "Down for the Count"

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February 3, 2009
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Nik Hagman isn't generally known for scoring beautiful goals. Don't tell that to the Florida Panthers defence corps, though. After the moves Hagman puts on them, they'll be having nightmares of this Finn for years to come.


Chris Campoli "Extra Tasty"

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November 3, 2008
Nassau Colisseum, Long Island, New York

When is a goal not a goal? Watch the video to see one of the most unique NHL highlights ever. In the end, this must have felt extra sweet for Chris Campoli - he got two celebrations for the price of one.