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Goal of the night: Pavel Datsyuk’s dangling overtime game-winner

Mar 12, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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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.

Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk makes it look so simple sometimes. That description of being “in the zone” where people say everything around them slows down and they get locked in must be the way Datsyuk lives life on the ice. In overtime against Edmonton last night, Datsyuk took a pass from Johan Franzen, approached the Edmonton net through the slot, avoided a sprawling Liam Reddox and snapped a wrister by Devan Dubnyk to give Detroit a 2-1 overtime win against Edmonton.

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