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Goal of the Night – Josh Bailey (February 21)

Feb 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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Josh Bailey, Bryan Allen

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.

As impressive (and important) as Alex Ovechkin‘s booming goal was, it just couldn’t top Josh Bailey’s bit of creative genius for the February 21 Goal of the Night. Bailey showed his cleverness and anticipatory ability when he navigated around Bryan Allen‘s diving poke check attempt and eventually fired the puck past Tomas Vokoun.

(Want a sobering thought, by the way? Bailey and the quietly hot New York Islanders are only one point behind the much-publicized New Jersey Devils right now. Odd times.)

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