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Watch Pavel Datsyuk dazzle and score on Jonathan Quick

Feb 10, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

Getting highlight-reel goals from Pavel Datsyuk isn’t anything new, but getting to see them never gets old.

Check out his moves to split the Kings defense and then his shot to beat Jonathan Quick in the first period of today’s NBC Game of the Week from Detroit.

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It just never gets old watching him do this.

  1. hockeycoach1 - Feb 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    It was a great goal. Too bad it should’ve been whistled down for being offsides

  2. beelza - Feb 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    3 – 5 – 1.

  3. wingsfan13 - Feb 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    I’m pretty sure the puck and Pavel crossed the blue line together, the linesmen are not wrong very often. What a great win for Jimmy and the boys.

    • hockeycoach1 - Feb 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      Linesmen don’t miss many but missed this one. It doesn’t take away from the play nobody let up, he still finished in a dazzling manner. Poor pass hit him in the skates, puck didn’t cross the line before him and he didn’t have possession. Linesmen will probably miss ten more this year that lead to goals but none will be this pretty. I’m not trying to take away from the play, just pointing out that the Wings got a break. Kudos to them for cashing in on it.

      • beelza - Feb 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        I’m not trying to take away from the goal, but here is a gigantic gif of the missed call, why the goal ought not be allowed and Detroit should have lost the game. This is what you really meant to say. The Magic Man is so electrifying, he mezmorizes linesmen, referees alike. Everyone holds their breath when Datsyuk flips off Doughty, returns to the scene of the crime and announces “Daddy’;s Home! Goooooaaaaaal.

      • polegojim - Feb 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM

        And amazing that he put the poor pass off his skate an don his stick!!!

        His effort was incredible

      • hockeydon10 - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM

        One of the jobs of the linesmen when making offsides calls is to determine whether the player is controlling the puck. Perhaps the linesman, having seen Datsyuk use his skates innumerable times in the past, figured this was a controlled play.

        I also didn’t notice any Kings players indicating they thought it was offsides. Players are most often the first to jump on that when they feel a mistake has been made.

        Just a theory.

  4. phillyphannn83 - Feb 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Datsyuk > Crosby

  5. seanaveryrules - Feb 10, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Pavel Datsyuk is 1 of the most overrated hockey players of all time….guy is a plumber at best

    • polegojim - Feb 10, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      You’re a fool… go back under your bridge

  6. sjsharks86 - Feb 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Yeah all of his peers must have their heads up their asses when they say he’s the best active player in the NHL, because what do they know?

    • caspianrok - Feb 10, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      What I’m hearing everyone say is that it’s impossible for a player to “have control” of the puck when taking a pass from his skate to his stick.

      Rule 83 – Off-side

      83.1 Off-side

      “…A player is on-side when either of his skates are in contact with, or on his own side of the line, at the instant the puck completely crosses the leadingedge of the blueline regardless of the position of his stick. However, a player actually controlling the puck who shall cross the line ahead of the puck shall not be considered “off-side,” provided he had possession and control of the puck prior to his skates crossing the blue line.

      I’m going to assume the linesman felt taking a puck from skate to stick is still having control of it. Even if he didn’t, linesman aren’t perfect… no official is. Just remember all the times that Tomas Holmstrom was called for interfering with the goalie which resulted in goals being taken away, even when no contact was made.

      • caspianrok - Feb 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM

        p.s.

        Datsyuk achievements:

        Stanley Cup (Detroit Red Wings) — 2002, 2008
        Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
        Frank J. Selke Trophy — 2008, 2009, 2010
        NHL Plus-Minus Award — 2008

        2010-2011 NHL Players Poll: Hardest to Take the Puck Off of, Cleanest Player.

        2011-2012 NHL Players Poll: Smartest Player, Most Difficult to Play Against, Hardest to Take the Puck From, Most Difficult to Stop, Cleanest Player, Toughest Forward to Play Against.

        information used from wikipedia

        I’m a Red Wings fan, I always have been. However, I’m not the kind of fan that bashes other team’s players (unless it’s in good fun with friends) in order to make my team look better.

        Point of fact, I hate Crosby. But as much as I hate him, I think he’s an excellent and highly skilled player.

      • polegojim - Feb 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM

        Amen

  7. beelza - Feb 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Exactly. It was on-side, no question, puck to skate to blade is control. Period. It’s Datsyuk were talking about here, not some Goon, or AHL call-up. Linesmen know the player involved in the play they must make a call on. If one player on the planet, in any league gets that call consistenly it’s Pavel Datsyuk.

  8. imleftcoast - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Doesn’t have control or possession, ya ding dong.

  9. imleftcoast - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Doesn’t have control or possession, ya ding dong. It’s offside.

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