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Video- Bobby Ryan With The Goal Of The Playoffs?

Do remember, he does beat a forward, David Legwand, but still…

added 1:05am, 2nd video below is the Anaheim feed, the first video is from the TSN feed.

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As I watched it live, I thought it was utterly astonishing.  Then I saw the replay and I thought two things were utterly astonishing - (1.)  Bobby Ryan’s balance and stickhandling, and (2.)  Legwand’s complete inability to play defence.  Why didn’t he just push Ryan off the puck or into towards the boards?  That was as if he’s never seen a guy come at him with the puck before.  What is Legwand doing?

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 04/23/11 at 01:25 AM ET


I think he did try to knock him off it….. Bobby Ryan just smoked him.

Posted by sean_o_sean on 04/23/11 at 02:03 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

he looked down right datsyukian.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/23/11 at 05:54 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Datsuykian indeed, indeed.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 04/23/11 at 08:00 AM ET

John W.'s avatar

Yeah, Legwand tried to hip-check him towards the end and completely whiffed.  As Unicorn said, standing his ground and just getting in the way would have probably done the job.  Amazing goal nonetheless, and definately the goal of the playoffs so far.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/23/11 at 11:27 AM ET


Amazing, Datsyuk has never done that!

Posted by timbits on 04/23/11 at 11:53 AM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Looks more like Lemieux against the North Stars in the ‘91 Cup Finals than anything else.


Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 04/23/11 at 12:06 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

Datsyuk has done nothing that compares to this goal.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/23/11 at 02:48 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Datsyuk has done nothing that compares to this goal.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/23/11 at 01:48 PM ET

That was one pretty goal by Ryan.  Amazing in fact.

But Datsyuk has scored goals like this several times.  Doesn’t take anything away from Ryan though.  Sweet goal.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 04/23/11 at 06:40 PM ET

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