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Watch Pavel Datsyuk go one-on-four to score

Feb 19, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

If any group of fans should get a little jaded when it comes to amazing goals, it might be Detroit Red Wings devotees. Pavel Datsyuk has authored so many stunners that you’d think people might just start shrugging their shoulders.

Most of us just drop our jaws each time, though. The 34-year-old superstar beat almost every Nashville Predators player on the ice (plus Pekka Rinne) to score this goal, which tied Tuesday’s game 3-3:

Nashville ended up winning in overtime on a Shea Weber goal, but Datsyuk helped the beat-up bunch to at least secure a point. (He also had an assist to push his season points total to 18.)

  1. fusionix7 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Best overall player in the game. He is a magician on ice.

  2. Stiller43 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Wouldnt that be a one-on-four?

    Four-on-one means (at least to me) there are 4 attackers on the 1 defender…symantics, i know…but reading the headline, i said, “…okay? So what?”

  3. hines86for6 - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    looks like Shea Weber and co still own the Red Wings.

  4. sjsblitz - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    I think I may have popped one in my pants, WOW DATSYUK, JUST WOW!!

  5. jpelle82 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    pretty good malkin impression

    • jpelle82 - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      way better

      • lsxphotog - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        Beating 2011-12 Dwayne Roloson < Beating Pekka Rinne

      • hgfrombc2 - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

        Well congrats jpelle82 – that’s one.

  6. cspuck7 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Really Hines?? If you watched the game, it was the same old Predators. Sit back and let Rinne be unbelievable (he is so good) and get garbage goals. Not blaming the Preds, if I had that guy in net I’d do the same thing, but barely beating a depleted Red Wings team in OT while being outplayed for a decent portion of the game is hardly “owning.” I get it, a wins a win, and I’m sure you’re referring to the playoffs last year a well, but even that series was five close games that could’ve went to either team in most of them

    • lsxphotog - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      If the Predators had any more money to spend on a player…which they don’t thanks to matching the Flyers contract…they could go out and get a couple balanced forwards to drive a more aggressive offense and actually make it deep in the playoffs. Their system now is exactly as you described. haha

    • scionofflame - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Actually we weren’t outplayed for most of the game it was fairly even, and the Predators played quite hard. Lot of deep forechecking and physical play. We aren’t all about garbage goals. Most of our goals in that game were accuracy and finesse after creating solid rebounds. Deflections are big for us too, which is why we’re glad to have Patric Hornqvist back.

      Nashville is a defense first system and we suffer because of that. We don’t have flashy forwards and we struggle on scoring, but that’s because everyone is expected to pitch in and everyone has not been pitching in, but are doing a bit better now. We have about $16 million in cap space, but we don’t want to spend it because I don’t think we want to trade a lot of our young talent for a scoring forward that may or may not work out (See: When Predators acquired Peter Forsberg, Alexander Radulov, etc.)

      The Red Wings are a fantastic group even when they’re crippled by injury and it showed last night. Good on them. They were a hard team to beat as always and I love watching Preds v Wings games.

      Don’t hate. There’s no reason for it. Respect between two teams. Wings will be fine, and so will the Preds.

      • scionofflame - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        …Also, Datsyuk is a magician, and all I can say when he’s on the ice in an OT situation against the Predators is “Please don’t get the puck, please don’t get the puck, please please please…”

        You Wings fans are lucky to have him. 😛 I’d kill for us to get a Datsyuk.

      • cepheus50510 - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

        A Nashville fan talking “not hating” and “respect between two teams.” I’m sure the incessantly classy “you suck” chants that happen about every 15 seconds in Bridgestone arena are completely in line with those values. At one point you idiots were trying to goat “Hoooowaaaaard” in a 1-0 game. There was even a Howard chant a few minutes after he was replaced by Gustavsson.

  7. challer9 - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Even though I’m a Rangers fan, Pavel Datsyuk is my favorite player to watch. It’s like every goal he scores is its own little masterpiece. Amazing to watch.

  8. scionofflame - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    To answer cepheus50510…

    We do the chants because it’s fun. We’re loud, and yeah we do play mind games. We like the opposing team to feel the heat and the opposing goaltenders to know we plan to beat them. We aren’t the only team to do it, and certainly not the last.

    But after the game is done, we still respect the Wings as a rival team. We’re not screaming obscenities. We’re not throwing things at your players. After the game is done we don’t tell opposing teams fans to get the hell out (unless they’re starting disturbances, like the good ol’ Sharks fan that started throwing punches in the stands a few games back). We’re a rowdy crowd and having fun.

    So relax, cepheus. I’m sure the Wings fans will taunt the Predators when they come to Detroit too in a few days, so you’ll have that to look forward to. Oh, and let’s not forget the standing ovation, tribute video and the Tootoo whistles that came out for Jordin Tootoo’s first time back in the building…and the same (sans whistles) for Steve Sullivan when he came back with the Coyotes a few nights ago.

    It’s all a game. Don’t take it too personally.

  9. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Gad…the only way to play that guy is the way Doughty did, and even then it’s ‘iffy’.

    • challer9 - Feb 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      It was a good hit by Doughty, but it probably just made Datsyuk more determined. Less than 2 minutes later he split the defenders up the middle (almost identical to when he was hit by Doughty) and shelfed it on Quick.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 20, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        Then there’s no way to stop him.

  10. btlpper68 - Feb 20, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Not saying datsyuk is the most complete player but he is the most skilled player in the game , he is a pure magician and makes some defenses look prety bad

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