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Vladimir Tarasenko beats three Rangers and Cam Talbot via a ‘Kent Nilsson’ move

The St. Louis Blues defeated the New York Rangers 4-3 in a shootout on Monday night, but the game's prettiest goal came from Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, whose 1-1 marker involved beating three Rangers defensemen and then goaltender Cam Talbot with the move all the Swedish NHL'ers like to point out was pioneered by Kent Nilsson, not Peter Forsberg or Henrik Zetterberg:

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SYF's avatar

First of all, G, THANKS for calling it the Kent Nilsson goal.  He was indeed the first guy to do that.  T’senko’s goal reminded me of Dangle’s version.  Another difference from Zata and Flopsweat’s one-handed goal is that both T’senko and Dangle’s goal were live in-play and not a penalty shot nor a shootout goal.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 11/04/14 at 03:23 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

The Wings’ Swedes get very insistent about the fact that it’s the original Magic Man who pioneered the move. Z is downright adamant that it’s not his move and not Forsberg’s move.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/04/14 at 03:29 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Agree.  Just bugs me all over the Gore that people are WRONGLY crediting Flopsweat for the goal.  The only reason it was called Flopsweat’s goal was because it was a gold-medal winning shootout goal.  Just no bigger stage to pull Nilsson’s pioneering move.

And I like Nilsson’s version better, too.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 11/04/14 at 03:37 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

There’s nothing wrong with taking inspiration from others. I see a lot of a young Igor Larionov in Datsyuk’s moves, the “Hasek roll” was Bill Ranford’s, Chris Osgood admitted that quite a bit of his style was adopted from watching Andy Moog as a kid and I have a feeling that Kronwall watched some tapes of Vladdie Konstantinov and especially Slava Fetisov’s hip checks!

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/04/14 at 03:48 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Speaking of inspiration, the color guy in this video of Athanasiou’s goal must have learned a thing or two from one Mickey Redmond.  You can hear him chuckling after the goal.

I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this goal and just literally go slackjawed at how faaaaaaast is Athanasiou.  He is just has the most ridiculous speed.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 11/04/14 at 04:03 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

Andreas is a wonderfully enthusiastic player. He can pick the team up with his willingness to cheer and smile and his personality—and borderline arrogance—is infectious.

My favorite memory of the prospect tournament was when Athanasiou and Zach Nastasiuk, who’s his friend, were walking back from the east-side-of-the-building rink where the Wings had practiced, and instead of taking the long route around the west rink to the dressing room, Athanasiou opened a near-side door to the ice, looked back at Nastasiuk and said, “Let’s skate!” with the enthusiasm of an 8-year-old.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/04/14 at 04:08 AM ET

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