Steven Stamkos Scores The Goal Of The Year (Video)
“Goal of the year” is a superlative that gets thrown around an awful lot. In this instance, however, it is not hyperbole run amok. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos’ goal last night on the Anaheim Ducks was that damn good. The TSN hockey guys were practically drooling over it while they showed the highlight over and over again.
Ducks’ goalie Jonas Hiller was no match for Stamkos, as he got embarrassed almost as bad as this goalie did by Sweedish star Linus Omark. Stamkos came screaming towards the goal, so fast that he started to lose control. On his way down gracefully doing the splits, Stamkos had enough balance to quickly knock the puck out of mid air and beat Hiller top shelf where momma keeps the peanut butter.
The play couldn’t have come at a better time for Steven Stamkos, a second-year center who has 14 goals and 8 assists on the year. Executive Director of Team Canada Steve Yzerman was in the house, err, ice house scouting the game. Stamkos is considered to be on the bubble as far as making Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics is concerned, so his highlight goal could not have come at a better time. Yzerman had to be impressed.
Check out the video of the most impressive goal of the season so far.
By: Russ Major – For more posts like this check out Sports Untapped.