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Goal of the Night - Ville Leino (February 3)

Ville Leino, Mike Brodeur, Brian Lee, Ryan Shannon

Philadelphia Flyers’ Ville Leino (22), of Finland, tries to get a shot past Ottawa Senators goalie Mike Brodeur (31) as Brian Lee (5) and Ryan Shannon (26) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 6-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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 it came to the Save of the Night, there wasn’t much doubt. It would have taken something amazing to top Cam Ward’s stop and Tuukka Rask played for the Boston Bruins instead of Tim Thomas, so it stood strong.

The Goal of the Night, meanwhile, isn’t quite clear. In fact, there is a legitimate fear that there is a tally out there that’s better.

Despite that feeling, Ville Leino’s game winning goal is still pretty dandy. It was part of the productive winger’s first career two-goal game, which is kind of hard to believe considering the fact that he’s been such a nice find for the Philadelphia Flyers. Check it out below.
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