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Must see TV: Duchene and Malkin trade dirty dangles

Nov 15, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

Two of the most skilled hockey players in the entire world traded beautiful goals in Tuesday night’s Avalanche vs. Penguins game. But which one is better?

Nominee #1

Matt Duchene had one of the nastiest goals of the early season when he went through his on legs, then calmly deked Marc-Andre Fleury for a highlight goal. This is what happens when a supremely talented player:

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Nominee #2

Not to be outdone, Evgeni Malkin submitted his entry for the prestigious Goal of the Year/Night/Game award when he took the puck in the corner, baptized rookie Gabriel Landeskog, then finished the highlight off with a move around goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Again, words don’t do the goal justice:

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  1. sfbookreviews - Nov 16, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    As a life-long Penguin fan, I can honestly admit the Duchene goal was prettier. By a hair. But Malkin’s was a game winner. Advantage: Geno.

  2. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Nov 16, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    wow. two ad’s on both highlights… ugh

  3. abrienza428 - Nov 16, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    Gotta go with Duchene here. Sick goal.

  4. tcclark - Nov 16, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Duchene was great but I’m gonna go with Geno. The vision, the hands, the shot, they were all amazing on that play. He knew what was going to happen before he had the puck, and he did it against a pretty good defender in Landescog.

  5. davemeisner - Nov 16, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    hands down. Duchene.

  6. jpelle82 - Nov 16, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    as a pens fan i still gotta give it to duchene. my jaw dropped and i actually called my wife in when i saw it go down to make her watch the replays. the malkin goal was nice too and even though he doesnt score every time you can see him do that to people every game…

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