Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Top 10 NHL Goals of 2014-2015 (So Far)

One day ahead of the NHL's three-day Christmas break, let's have a log back at the ten best goals we've seen so far this season. Did we miss anything? If so, just leave a nasty comment below to let us know how utterly stupid we are.

1. Ovechkin’s Dazzling Dangler: Ovi can do this move in his sleep. And defenders can get toasted by him in their sleep. Nice finish with the chest plant after the roof job to make it a perfect ten.

2. Tyler Ennis Gets Air, Goal vs. Habs: Roll the highlight film is right. Ennis executes a perfect jump and landing before lasering the no-look backhand into the cage.

3. Bobby Ryan Splits and Smokes the Kings Defense: Ryan made this one look as easy as a Sunday morning.

4. Tarasenko’s One-Handed Gem: The Russian revolution has come to St. Louis, and it wears Sergei Federov’s 91.

5. Ovi’s “Other” Mind-Blowing Goal: This one isn’t as smooth as the mystical move Ovechkin pulled against the Devils (see No. 1) but the play off the back boards is a nice touch.

6. Jiri Sekac's spin-o-rama: The rookie looked like a world-class vet on this play, as he held onto the puck and executed a 360 before roofing a wrister.

7. Brook Laich’s between-the-legs pass to self: What Laich does on this play is so much harder than it looks to pull off.

8. Nazem Kadri Toe-Drags then Snipes: Kadri shows his world-class potential on this mellifluous move…

9. Seth Griffith’s Orr Impersonation: There wasn’t much of a move on this play, but what a thrilling kamikaze rush and the diving finish makes it a top ten goal.

10. Nino Niederreiter’s Falling Backhand: How does Nino stuff this in? Great hands, great balance, great poise.