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Video: Tomas Tatar’s goal of the year offering

Jan 5, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

If there ever was an appropriate time to give into the temptation that comes with making cheesy sauce-related jokes regarding Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar, his goal from Saturday’s 5-1 win against the Dallas Stars was the right moment.

Whether you gather your goal of the year nominees by season or calendar year, the 21-year-old’s resounding work against three Stars skaters and a helpless Kari Lehtonen deserves a mention:

That might even slightly impress Pavel Datsyuk

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