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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

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