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Goal of the Night - Mattias Tedenby (January 17)


James O’Brien

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.

Don’t look now, but the dreadful New Jersey Devils have won four of their last five, going 4-0-1 in that span.

The NHL’s worst team might not be at the bottom of the cellar much longer if they receive the kind of superlative efforts of players such as Mattias Tedenby, who scored an absolutely ridiculous goal on Monday night. Tedenby showed great speed with the puck before passing it, only to get the puck back and scored on an outstanding deke and backhand shot.

It’s the kind of speedy, talented effort that forces you to ask: is this Tedenby guy really a defenseman?
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