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Goal of the night: Patrice Bergeron scoring from on bended knee

Jan 23, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT


Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

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There was a little bit of puck luck involved for Patrice Bergeron on what we’re picking for our goal of the night but that’s all part of the fun and games. Or if you’re John-Michael Liles it’s part of the frustration. Boston’s Johnny Boychuk fired a shot from the point which Colorado goalie Peter Budaj was able to make a pad save on. The rebound came out to Bergeron who was turned around on the play and fired an off-kilter backhand shot towards the goal that ended up glancing off the skate of Liles and into the net to make it 5-2 Boston.

If the Bruins weren’t already wildly outplaying the Avs it would’ve been a backbreaker, instead it’s just our goal of the night. Have a look.

  1. rsl22 - Jan 23, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    A goal off a defenseman’s skate? Pretty weak for goal of the night….Matt Hendricks had a pretty nice move on J.S. Giguere in TO…..I’m sure there had to be something else out there as well. I’d vote for Hendricks.

  2. greatwhiteape - Jan 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Weak… Did nobody see Matt Hendricks create his own opportunity and deke the Giguere out of his shorts?

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