The first round of the NHL Play of the Year concludes today with a matchup of creative goal-scorers.
In the 16th and final matchup of the Round of 32, Jordan Eberle provides one of the few highlights of the Edmonton Oilers’ season while Alexander Semin scores from a very unusual position.
Eberle used some nifty stick work to make his way onto this list.
After receiving a pass, the former World Junior hero performed a tremendous dangle, making the veteran Patrick Marleau look like a rookie. Eberle then stormed the net and roofed the puck backhand style over Antti Niemi just as defenceman Brent Burns came sliding over to break up the play.
Semin never gave up on his play to score one of his six goals on the season.
The veteran Russian was breaking towards the net with the puck when an Oiler pulled him down. The ref’s arm went up, but that didn’t stop Semin. While lying face down on the ice, Semin reached for the puck and managed to crank his wrists in such a fashion to steer the puck in the net past an out of positioned Richard Bachman.
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