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What’s better: Center-ice goal or dog-winning goal?

P.K. Subban

Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


There’s a racket going on in NHL arenas lately.

1. A kid brings a “Player X, score a goal so I can have a doggie"-type sign.

2. Player scores one goal, if not more.

3. Coach and kid high five, presumably.

The question, though, is which entertains you more: a goal that lands a child a cuddly, fluffy beast or a monstrous goal from way downtown?

Tonight’s Columbus Blue Jackets - Montreal Canadiens game provides an example of both.

First, here’s P.K. Subban scoring a long-distance goal:

Then, there’s Cam Atkinson granting a puppy wish, his first tally of two (and maybe counting):

Aside: if Atkinson gets a third goal, is it a dog trick? Did he already generate a DWG (dog-winning goal)? So many questions.


Bobby Ryan innovates with the DWG