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Lars Eller’s Fourth Goal Last Night Came On This Brilliant Spin-O-Rama (Video)
With only ten minutes remaining in the third period during last night’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Montreal Canadiens, Lars Eller was already having himself a brilliant night, as he had three goals, one assist, and his team was leading by a score of 6-2. Most of the people inside the Bell Centre, including Eller himself, probably didn’t expect the Danish forward’s night to get any better, but suddenly, it did.
With the Jets’ defense caught sleeping, Eller was sent in on a break-away before being hauled down from behind with nine minutes remaining in the game. That caused the officials to signal for a penalty shot, bringing every fan inside the Bell Centre to their feet.
Eller already had his hat-trick, and his team had already built a comfortable lead, but he would not let this opportunity for a four-goal night pass him by, has he executed a brilliant spin-o-rama move that fooled Jets’ goalie Chris Mason and left him with an empty net to slide the puck into.
With four goals and one assist, you’d think Eller would have earned “Stat Line of the Night” honors with ease. Unfortunately for him, his big performance came on a night when West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith put up seven total touchdowns (six pass, one rush) during a record-breaking performance for his team’s offense at the Sugar Bowl. However, Eller still does get his very own post following the best game of his career, thanks in large part to this goal, which is also a career-best for the 22-year-old Dane.