Franzen wins final group in the Play of the Year Showdown Staff

4/16/2009 12:33:21 AM

The NHL Play of the Showdown continues to roll on with the final group of highlight-reel plays as unveils Pool D.

Our first semifinal is set with Alex Ovechkin taking Pool A, he will face the winner of Pool B: the Sultan of Spin, Bobby Ryan.

Miikka Kiprusoff proved to be unstoppable in Pool C and will move on to face Red Wings forward Johan Franzen.

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Pool D


Mike Ribeiro "Sneaky, Sneaky"

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April 9, 2009
Pepsi Arena, Denver, Colorado

King of the Shootout? This goal demonstrates why Stars forward Mike Ribeiro is quickly becoming one of the better, more creative shootout finishers in the league.


Curtis McElhinney "Flame On"

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March 6, 2009
RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

Give full credit to Curtis McElhinney for this save against the 'Canes. McElhinney takes to the air like the 'Human Torch', tossing his body with reckless abandonment to stop the puck.


Johan Franzen "The Washing Machine"

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November 26, 2008
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has scored a few highlight reel goals this season, but this one is the best of the bunch. If Franzen keeps scoring goals like this, he's going to need a flashier nickname than 'Mule'.


Olli Jokinen "The Flip Out"

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March 14, 2009
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Flames forward Olli Jokinen uses some creativity to slip past the Leafs D and score a goal that still has goalie Martin Gerber looking confused.


Marty Turco "Phantasmagoric"

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February 21, 2009
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

This save by the Stars' Marty Turco is so good, that the television announcer called it 'Phantasmagoric'? Don't know what that means? Watch the video to find out.