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Almost Spin-O-Rama Goal

Ryan Shannon of the Ducks tried a spin-o-rama shootout move last night but was stopped by Marty Turco of Dallas. Great move but couldn't get the backhand off the ice. Video highlights of the game, see the move at the 3:10 mark or so. image added 11:00am, from Mike Brophy of the Hockey News via the Globe and Mail,
When Anaheim rookie Ryan Shannon broke in on Dallas goalie Marty Turco, the first participant in Sunday night’s shootout to break a 3-3 tie, and did a Savardian Spin-a-rama move, I yelled, “Yeah, baby!” Although Shannon failed to score – he failed to get the puck up on his backhander, though he had a sprawled Turco at his mercy – he displayed the type of creativity it sometimes takes to be successful in the shootout. Later, when the Stars Jussi Jokinen scored on a quick snap shot – because he is so established as a player who prefers the deke during the shootout, he has goalies outthinking themselves – it illustrated exactly what a science the shootout has become in only its second year in the NHL.

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