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Video: Bobby Ryan’s candidate for goal of the season

Apr 23, 2011, 12:58 AM EDT

Bobby Ryan, Pekka Rinne AP

You’re going to see this goal in highlight reels for the next 10 years.

During the third period with the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators locked up a 1-1, Bobby Ryan broke that tie in the meantime with a goal that defies description.

After picking the puck off at the point from Nashville forward David Legwand, Ryan streaked towards the Nashville end and poked the puck around and past Legwand twice more before deking and firing the puck past Rinne on the backhand to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead.

While the game is headed to overtime tied at 3-3, Ryan’s goal remains the most spectacular goal we’ve seen in the playoffs and perhaps all season long.

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  1. zidanevalor - Apr 23, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    I know I’m the only one that feels this way, but I liked Weber’s goal to tie the game at 3 better. Ryan’s goal was flashy, but Weber shot through six men plus the goalie from almost the blue line.

  2. polegojim - Apr 23, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Incredible job Bobby! Great goal and aweseome stick handling for sure… but… Legwand also had no stick to defend.

    Pavel Datsyuk’s puck handling and several goals through and around players with sticks and within close proximity to the net is still tops.

    Giving credit where due, I’d put Bobby’s about 3rd.

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