Kent Tukeli | Mon 15/01/2018 - 18:24 EST

5 Must-See NHL Plays of The Week

5 Must-See NHL Plays of The Week

Five Most Incredible Plays In The NHL Last Week

Neuvirth Shows Reinhart What Glove Feels Like

Ryan O’Reilly begins this play with a quick pass to Kyle Okposo, who threads an insane, blind backhand feed across the slot to a salivating Sam Reinhart. Michal Neuvirth looks completely beaten by this genius pass from Okposo, but decides to stay with the play and reach out to give a little glove to Reinhart. Neuvirth steals a goal from the top shelf, while Reinhart rests his stick on his knees in dejection. 

Voracek Kicks Dish Up A Notch For Giroux

The Philadelphia Flyers have witnessed a revival from Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek this season, with both creators landing in the top ten of NHL scoring past the halfway point of the season – aided by Sean Couturier’s goal explosion. This amazing play starts with Voracek and Couturier playing give and go. Instead of stopping the puck before distributing the disc to Giroux, Jakub kicks a perfect set up to Claude, who buries a slapper behind a stunned Devils squad.

Duchene Nets Nifty Sens Seven-Second OT Winner

The Ottawa Senators look like they’re learning from their mistakes. A couple of days prior to this goal, Detroit Red Wings center Andreas Athanasiou streaked up ice to put away an overtime winner six seconds after the puck was dropped in extra time. During a scramble faceoff, the Sharks overcommit, letting Hoffman sneak away with the biscuit for a two-on-one with Duchene. Hoffman gets the San Jose defender to bite through a quick fake before sliding a pass to Duchene, who deposits the seven second winner into the gaping net.

Joonas Donskoi Whirls Between Coyotes, Dishes To Couture

Joonas Donskoi was feeling mean during the Sharks latest matchup with the Coyotes, deking past Arizona defenders like pylons and slipping pucks behind exasperated goaltenders. His best move of the evening took place against the Coyotes finest defensive duo. After taking a pass at Arizona’s blue line, Joonas weaved between defenders and mesmerized Scott Wedgewood before slipping a dish to the trailing Logan Couture, who didn’t miss a wide-open net. 

James Van Riemsdyk Fakes And Bakes

Pure goal scorers think differently from the rest of the NHL, and James Van Riemsdyk’s one of the more underrated finishers in the sport, possessing hands of unexpected grace. Operating on pure instincts, James receives a sweet pass from Tyler Bozak in front of the net, pulling the puck halfway between his legs. He appears to fake out both Anderson and himself, quickly moving to a far-side forehand deke before depositing the puck behind the blue paint. There's a reason he's leading the Toronto Maple Leafs in goals.

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