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Henrik Zetterberg scores a shootout stunner

Jan 12, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT

Henrik Zetterberg‘s shootout goal against Mike Smith is a beauty, but it might not be wholly original. Some people might think of Kent Nilsson. Many more will bring up Peter Forsberg’s name. I have a faint belief that Zetterberg’s peer Mike Ribeiro uses a similar move from time to time.

Either way, it’s a slick and almost unfair technique, as Smith found himself the victim of the highlight of the night after getting the opposite treatment when he stopped Marian Gaborik on a penalty shot on Wednesday.

The Detroit Red Wings came out on top 3-2, giving them 13 consecutive wins at Joe Louis Arena and the Phoenix Coyotes two shootout losses in as many days.

  1. danphipps01 - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Hey, look, Anze Kopitar did that thing he does in every shoo- wait a minute, that’s not Anze Kopitar. That’s not Anze Kopitar at all!

  2. dougr42 - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    No one expects the Forsberg.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Forsbergian indeed.

  4. gekkoguy82 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    I’ll take this over a spin-o-rama any day of the week.

  5. hank10 - Jan 13, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    ‘Jumping Jehoshaphat’ indeed.

  6. ThatGuy - Jan 13, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    See that a lot next year I am guessing, It appears to be the favorite move of Mikael Granlund.

  7. polegojim - Jan 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Hank’s back in the groove. Hank, Mule, Dats, Howard, Fillpula are on, but still not playing their best hockey.

    Stay healthy boys. Let’s Go RED WINGS!

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