5 Must-See NHL Plays of The Week
Five Most Incredible Plays In The NHL Last Week
#5 Ian Cole Finishes Tight Passing Play
You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a power play goal by the Penguins top line, but this sweet passing play was enabled by the ref creating a turnover deep in the Vegas Golden Knights zone. Instead of the puck leaving the blue line, Riley Sheahan wins the disc and slides it to Carl Hagelin in front. Rather than force a shot, Hagelin drags the puck towards a wide-open Cole. Ian’s behind the goal line before he finishes the play with a precise strike behind ex-Penguin Marc Andre Fleury.
#4 Mr. Andersen Denies Skinner In The Crease
What makes this save even more impressive is the fact that Frederik Andersen fights off more than four hundred pounds of human as Jeff Skinner barrels into the slot unmarked. Somehow Andersen shakes off the players in his crease as Jeff dekes to the left side of an open cage. While down-and-out, Andersen has the presence of mind to track Skinner’s movements and extend his goalie stick just in time to intercept the slowly rising shot, denying the best scorer on the Hurricanes.
#3 Roman Josi’s TD Pass To Johansen
The Vancouver Canucks were supposed to be on a power play, but all the Predators needed was a half-second of time to spring Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson for a two-man breakaway. Roman Josi absolutely nails a touchdown pass to Johansen, who snuck past the Canucks unsuspecting defense. Ryan catches the pass quickly and tracks down the puck just in time to slide a pass to Viktor for one of the easiest shorthanded goals he’ll ever score.
#2 Corey Schneider’s Absurd Glove Save
It’s tough to determine how Schneider even saw the puck moving, considering that Radulov used a two-manscreen to mask a beautiful pass to Jamie Benn in-between the hash marks. Benn one-timed the pass as Corey started his slide, while the Devils netminder made a clutch glove save to preserve the lead in the dwindling minutes of the match.
#1 Adam Henrique Self-Pass And Finish
Adam was playing against the New Jersey Devils for the first time since the team traded Henrique to the Ducks, so he decided to pull off a move usually witnessed in practice. On his own blue line, Adam flicks an outlet pass to himself and chases the puck down at the faceoff dot in the offensive zone. Henrique quickly flips to a backhand deke while drifting away from Schneider and deposits the puck seamlessly into the top shelf.
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