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Video: Grabovski slaps one home ... on a penalty shot


James OBrien

There are many head-turning moves one can use on a breakaway/penalty shot, but few have the courage to unleash a lethal slap shot. Mikhail Grabovski went with that on Sunday, giving the Washington Capitals a 3-0 lead, as he beat New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist:

It brings to mind some memorable moments, including Evgeni Malkin getting clobbered by Mike Richards, only to score brazenly against the Philadelphia Flyers in a May 9, 2008 playoff game:

So, any issues with a slapper taken so close to an opposing goalie?

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