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Video: Sharks’ Boyle goes end-to-end

Apr 4, 2013, 2:44 AM EDT

San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle decided to channel his inner Bobby Orr on Wednesday.

Boyle picked up the puck in his own end during a five-on-three Sharks power play, gathered speed through the neutral zone, zipped past Minnesota Wild defender Ryan Suter and then deked to the backhand on Niklas Backstrom. A thing of beauty.

All part of a 4-2 victory for the Sharks, winners in six straight hockey games.

“I was going to drop it, probably at the red line,” Boyle told the San Jose Mercury News. “But I just changed my mind and I’m glad I did.”

Words don’t quite do it justice.

  1. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    That was pretty. I’m surprised Wilson didn’t try and trade Boyle.

  2. thewaytonever - Apr 4, 2013 at 4:07 AM

    oh man. you said something positive. did it hurt?

  3. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    That goal was awesome! Goal of the year? Not sure, but it was a pretty one.

  4. shortsxit34 - Apr 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Could the Sharks commentators be bigger homers? For the rest of the game they couldn’t go five minutes without bringing up the goal and declaring it goal of the century.

    Beautiful goal, no doubt…maybe goal of the week. Definitely not goal of the year. And to claim this goal was so spectacular that “this goal will be talked about for years to come” is a joke.

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