Datsyuk late goal gives Detroit early series lead
Pavel Datsyuk came to the rescue and scored the winner with just 3:01 remaining in a nil-nil game against the Boston Bruins to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 series lead in their 2014 First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs match-up. He did it in classic Datsyukian style as well. Take a look…
1. First, Datsyuk began the play by somehow reaching a pass well behind him and gaining control of the puck.
2. Somehow he kept control of the puck and brought it past the blue-line despite being surrounded by three opposing players.
3. Then, he ripped a shot while being backchecked by one of the best defensive forwards in the game, Patrice Bergeron.
4. Finally, he celebrated the goal with two helpless Boston players lying on the ice (including former Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara).