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Goal of the night: Matt Hendricks’ blind shot finds pay dirt

Dec 12, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

Matt Hendricks

Sometimes when we’re picking out the goal of the night honoree we’ll pick out a tough guy that scores because it’s such a rarity. Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals is a tough guy but certainly not a goon by any stretch. Still, he hit the score sheet last night and did so in such a way that it’s worthy of showing off no matter what kind of player he is.

Hendricks’ third period goal is particularly impressive considering that he managed to do it without really looking. A quick grab of the puck from Mike Knuble and then with his back facing Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson, Hendricks squared up, shoveled the puck between his own legs and past Anderson. Seeing is worth believing on this amazing goal.

  1. polegojim - Dec 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Cool goal shot on a wish and hope, but not even close to Datsyuk standards… ; )

    Also not enough for the Caps against a young, tough, and very good Avs team.

    Lord Stanley’s Cup will come from the West, where Complete Teams compete with toughness to combine offensive and defensive skills that go far beyond typical cute Eastern Conference play.

    Caps or Pens = Presidents Cup – enjoy it, you can have it. Flop before The Cup. Not enough Eastern Octane to fight off Red Wings, Hawks, Sharks, Avs, or Canucks.

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