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Watch Ryan Malone take dump and chase to a new level

Apr 1, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning were officially eliminated from postseason play on Saturday, but that didn’t stop forward Ryan Malone from putting on a show for the Tampa Bay Times Forum faithful.

Late in the first period of a 3-2 OT win over Winnipeg, Malone took the puck after what appeared to be a faceoff win from Jets center Bryan Little…and did this:

(Still trying to figure out if Lightning center Tom Pyatt pushed the puck forward off the draw. As of now the goal remains unassisted, so it doesn’t appear Pyatt did.)

The unfortunate Winnipeg defenseman was No. 24, Grant Clitsome, who simply couldn’t keep pace on the play.

The goal was Malone’s 19th of the season (he’d later add his 20th on the power play in the third period) — and it drew the admiration of a guy that knows a thing or two about scoring goals, Steve Stamkos.

“That took ‘dump and chase’ to a new level,” Stamkos told NHL.com. “I don’t know if he’s been practicing his golf game lately, but that looked like a nice 60-degree wedge.”

Speaking of Stamkos, he put himself in the history books last night by scoring his fifth overtime goal of the year, an NHL single-season record.

  1. ravenscaps48 - Apr 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    One of the better goals scored all year

  2. boltsfan777 - Apr 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Malone took great advantage of a couple things. The puck was rolling which enabled him to lift it that high in such a short space, and then when it landed it was nice and flat to enable him to gain control quickly (again in a short space) and shoot. What a great game overall. The second period was similar of what’s happened to the Bolts too much this year, except they kept it within one goal instead of letting the game get out of hand.

    • bluesrawesome - Apr 1, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      The Lightning are a really good team they just need goal tending ,better defense and more depth and they will be competing on a daily basis for the cup.

  3. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    That should be a deke in NHL ’13 haha. Soft hands with a nice finish.

  4. ikillchicken - Apr 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    “Watch Ryan Malone take dump…”

    There’s gotta be a better way to say that Mike.

  5. lesleyvissersfacelift - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    I originally read it as “Watch Ryan Malone Take a Dump…”

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