Friday, March 29, 2013

Pavel Datsyuk Crossover, Claude Giroux Shootout Goal Highlight a Great Night of Hockey

As the great Bill Raftery would say, "a little lingerie on the deck!"

What a move by Pavel Datsyuk here, and that isn't the first time the 17-year veteran has put some dangle sauce on his opponents.  On Thursday night, Datsyuk crossed up Sharks forward Logan Couture and put him flat on the ice, but it was Couture and the Sharks who would have the last laugh, as their backstop Antti Niemi posted a 2-0 shutout win against Detroit.  The only thing that makes this play that much better?

Despite another brilliant move, this time in a shootout, Claude Giroux's Flyers still couldn't slip past the Islanders, whom they beat 7-0 in their last meeting.  Giroux practically undresses Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, but the Flyers captain was the only one who could beat him as the Isles eventually won 4-3.  Either way, you don't see a move work like that too often.

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