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Video: Nathan Gerbe’s dazzling goal

Jan 22, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT

Nathan Gerbe came into Wednesday with a nine-game goalless streak, but he broke it in a big way against the Philadelphia Flyers:

Impressive stuff, especially since he did so at such speed and needed to settle down the puck first.

Question: how does it compare to Tomas Hertl‘s notorious between-the-legs tally?

Gerbe, 26, is trying to show that he can be a go-to scorer with the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s been struggling in the new year, but goals like these can help you turn things around.

Update: The Hurricanes ended up winning 3-2. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi points out that Carolina now has three one-goal wins against the Flyers this season.

  1. pfhockey - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Should be a go to move.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      It looks so easy, but it’s almost impossible to do at any speed.

      • pfhockey - Jan 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

        With practice my friend. Trust me.

  2. lowenni - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Beautiful goal…on another sort-of-related note, don’t know if it’s just me but whenever I watch Hurricanes highlights and Malholtra’s on them he always has the biggest smile on his face. He must be so happy to be back in the league. Great story, just thought of it cause you can see him proudly wearing that “A” on his chest in this video.

  3. thomasvanek - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Loved Gerbe in Buffalo. He played with such heart. I wish we had him this year, but I’m glad he is doing well on the Canes’

  4. lonespeed - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    This is why the Flyers were trying to get out of the game yesterday, not the snow.

  5. caniac4ever - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Amazing goal and a huge win for the Hurricanes!

  6. phillyphanatic77 - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Once again Mason is left out to dry in an embarrassing display by his defense. This might have been the most frustrating game I’ve seen from Philly this season… and that’s saying something. Gerbe is a talented player, with 20-goal potential, so it doesn’t surprise me at all when I see these kinds of shots end up in the back of our net. When you give up 8 breakaways a game you’re gonna see some dazzlers.

  7. gandallk - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Take that,Adam Oates.

    • lowenni - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      Ya know, everyone always brings up Adam Oates now when a fancy goal is scored but that quote is taken completely out of context…first of all, he was talking about scoring a goal like that when you’re already winning 7-1 (which was the score when Hertl scored it). His point was that it’s unnecessary and it’s basically rubbing it in and doesn’t show humbleness or modesty. He wouldn’t have a problem with a goal like this, the score’s normal. Also, after Hertl scored that goal, his very own coach benched him for the rest of the game, to make the same point Oates did. Says a lot…

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