Skip to content

Goal of the Night – Mikko Koivu (March 14)

Mar 15, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

Comments Off
Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, Antti Mienttinen, Andrew Brunette, Curtis Mcelhinney AP

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.

If there’s one phrase that shows up in hockey more than “Sami Salo is injured,” it’s “hockey players are tough.”

Evidence of such a sentiment is revealed day after day, even beyond the simple functions of playing the sport. Mikko Koivu is the Minnesota Wild’s best player and captain, something he showed with his toughness and skills last night. He scored a goal and an assist in his first game back after missing 11 games with a broken finger.

Check out his opportunistic goal in the video below.

Featured video

Holiday wish lists for NHL teams
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. B. Bishop (3008)
  2. S. Crosby (2529)
  3. B. Elliott (2383)
  4. C. Perry (2380)
  5. J. Howard (2000)
  1. J. Schwartz (1945)
  2. S. Varlamov (1919)
  3. S. Mason (1800)
  4. T. Johnson (1798)
  5. S. Weiss (1753)