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Video: Joffrey Lupul’s coast-to-coast game-winner

Mar 28, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

Maybe a little involuntary time away from the game has done Joffrey Lupul some good.

He’s been red-hot since returning from forearm surgery on March. 16, continuing his five-game point (and goal) streak with a goal and a helper in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 6-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

That score is misleadingly lopsided because of two empty-net goals, however; it turns out Lupul’s impressive coast-to-coast goal won the game:

After going without a point in three games before that freak injury, he now has seven goals and two assists for nine points during this five-game streak. The video above just happens to be the prettiest one.

Phil Kessel‘s facial expression probably captures the mood (via Getty):

source: Getty Images

  1. multiplemiggs - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    nasty goal, but i still never understood how nhl defensemen can let guys just walk in like that.

    • jabberwock3 - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      Zoom, zoom.

  2. innout10 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Pretty sure Toronto wasnt playing Colorado bud….

    • James O'Brien - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:44 AM

      Fixed, thanks.

  3. 19to77 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    I love that they started the “Go Leafs Go!” chant at EXACTLY the right time for this play.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:32 AM

      HOLY MACKINAW!

  4. 19to77 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    #21 in red – Sergei Kostitsyn, is that you?

    • withseidelinn - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Haha what a pathetic effort with the little stick tap right before he goes off.

  5. jaybird22seven - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Lupul for Captain !!!
    Goodbye Dion

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