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Goal of the Night - Mikko Koivu (March 14)

Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, Antti Mienttinen, Andrew Brunette, Curtis Mcelhinney

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu, (9), center, of Finland, celebrates with teammates Brent Burns (8), Antti Miettinen, also of Finland, and Andrew Brunette (15), after scoring on Anaheim Ducks goaltender Curtis Mcelhinney (31), right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy King)


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.

If there’s one phrase that shows up in hockey more than “Sami Salo is injured,” it’s “hockey players are tough.”

Evidence of such a sentiment is revealed day after day, even beyond the simple functions of playing the sport. Mikko Koivu is the Minnesota Wild’s best player and captain, something he showed with his toughness and skills last night. He scored a goal and an assist in his first game back after missing 11 games with a broken finger.

Check out his opportunistic goal in the video below.
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