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Goal of the night: Alex Semin’s give-and-go game-winner vs. Florida

Alexander Semin

Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin handles the puck before scoring the winning goal during an overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Sunrise, Fla. The Capitals defeated the Panthers 3-2. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

When Alexander Semin was out of the lineup for Washington, it was clear his offensive presence was missed. While he’s been back for a couple weeks now, he’s been slow to get back his goal-scoring touch. The Florida Panthers and Scott Clemmensen were hoping he could go one more game without finding it.

Semin and Marcus Johansson combined on a beautiful give-and-go at the half boards in overtime against the Panthers that saw Semin rip a beauty of a shot past Clemmensen to win the game for the Caps and put them into a slim lead in the Southeast Division.
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