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Watch Claude Giroux make like Pavel Datsyuk in the shootout

Mar 11, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

One of the few good things about the shootout is that it sometimes allows players to pull off truly incredible shots when they’re inspired. For Philly’s Claude Giroux last night against Toronto, his inspiration to beat Jonas Gustavsson was pretty clear: He wanted to do it like Pavel Datsyuk.

Giroux’s incredible dangle and score was the only goal of the shootout in Philly’s 1-0 win over Toronto and he told’s Sarah Baicker after the game that he’s calling that move, “The Datsyuk.”

“I saw him do it a couple times, and he’s got some pretty sick moves. I saw him do it, and I’ve been working on it since I’m younger,” Giroux said.

Since he was younger? He’s just 24 himself. Darn kids these days. What’s “The Datsyuk” look like anyhow? Check out the video courtesy of CSNPhilly.

Sick dangle, sick hands, and a sick player to get the idea from.

  1. lonespeed - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Was watching on NHL network last night. Sick sick goal and great end to the game. One of the best shootout goals I’ve ever seen.

  2. vismund11 - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    He stole Gustavsson’s soul with this dangle.

  3. phillyphever - Mar 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    That’s your Hart winner right there.

    • joethorntonisclutch - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM

      heat of the moment comment… Malkin Malkin Malkin

  4. kingjoe1 - Mar 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    The goalie was actually looking for the puck in the other directions. That should be declared a sexual assault; the monster got undressed against his will.

  5. whlskey - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    I do believe Jim Jackson pooped himself with excitement when he called that one.

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