Saturday, November 26, 2005

The longest shootout of the year

Saturday night, Washington 2 @ NY Rangers 3 (SO)

Well. Tonight we had a 20-minute shootout which went 15 rounds and the winning goal was an eye-popping, through-the-legs deke by the lumbering Marek Malik. No, I'm serious.

Bryan Muir and Jason Strudwick, both of whom have eight career NHL goals, scored in the 14th round to keep the shootout going.

It's too bad the neither team had an enforcer, because eeeeeveryone got a shot tonight.

UPDATE Everyone's coming to this post looking for video of Malik's part in the shootout, so here it is here.


At 11:43 p.m., November 26, 2005, Anonymous David Johnson said...

If you haven't seen the goal I have posted a video clip of it on my website. Yes, it is a beauty of a goal.

At 9:41 a.m., November 27, 2005, Anonymous swabbubba said...

Reminded me of the best hockey movie ever... Youngblood... maybe that is where he learned the move.

At 12:23 p.m., November 27, 2005, Blogger Phil said...

I was watching the game live, and as a huge Rangers fan, we were going crazy in my house hold during the shootout. It was so intense. Every shot. And when Malik did that move, we just started yelling at each other and jumping up and down. Did you just see that!?!?!

At 2:36 p.m., November 27, 2005, Blogger alyosha mcbain said...

I was at the game last night...truly a beautiful goal by Malik, but who would've thought that JASON STRUDWICK would've scored the biggest goal of the shootout?

Simply crazy, and totally entertaining. Lundqvist was magnificent in the shootout, as was Olie Kolzig....but then, I guess they would have to be, since the shootout lasted so freakin' long. I guess the fans like the shootout resolution, huh?

At 3:57 p.m., November 27, 2005, Anonymous Brushback said...

I watched the game on TV, too-- after I got home from the AHL game I was at-- and Strudwick's goal was the real pressure goal, like the last commenter said. Strudwick's do-or-die goal followed by Malik's winning shot was a whole lot of emotion to have packed into the space of a minute or two. I'm still not all for having the shootout in the NHL, but I have to admit that it was fun watching last night.

One of the more amazing things about Malik's goal, to me, was that he had the stick between his legs yet he still roofed the puck and knocked the water bottle off.

At 4:04 p.m., November 27, 2005, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Point taken, but the most amazing thing about Malik's goal was that it was Malik.

At 8:11 p.m., November 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone says the shootout is exciting but the Malik goal would be 10 times more exciting if it were in overtime. At least for me it would. And honestly, when shooters 9, 10, 11 , 12, and 13 for each team took their penalty shots and failed miserably it wasn't all that exciting.

At 1:47 a.m., December 02, 2005, Blogger The Acid Queen said...

I must be about the only one on the planet who wasn't surprised by that goal. Malik's been pulling wild-ass moves out of thin air for years (and I've been watching the guy for years), so this isn't a huge surprise to me. It just happens to be a wild-ass move that got a lot of attention, that's all.

At 9:04 p.m., December 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the anonymous poster who claimed that was not an exciting shootout is clearly not a fan of hockey, or sports in general. There is nothing greater in sports then watching two opponents fight in a nail biting do or die situation, and when that situation gets dragged out into a 15 round shootout you have the pinnacle of what sports is all about. Having Malik score that eye popping goal was just an unbelievable added bonus making that game the most exciting in hockey so far this season (thank GOD the NHL is back).

At 12:16 p.m., December 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, where can i find a web site that will show amazing hockey goals. My kids love ice hockey and would love to watch this.

Thank You,
Mark from Pa.

At 12:20 p.m., December 10, 2005, Blogger Mark said...

Ther was one goal that was amazing last year in the ahl allstar game i think i would love to see again


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