GIF: Vladimir Tarasenko scores highlight-reel goal


The first serious candidate for best goal of the 2014-15 NHL season is here, and it’s a goal by St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko. Midway through the second period, the forward sped past center ice, split the entire New York Rangers defense with a handful of sweet moves and came in alone with only goaltender Cam Talbot to beat.

At this point, all Tarasenko had to do was get the puck past Cam Talbot and he’d have a highlight-reel tally. Not only did he do that, but he poked it in one-hand style, for the most beautiful finish you could possibly even imagine.