This Pavel Datsyuk Goal May Have Been Disallowed, But That Doesn’t Mean It Wasn’t Awesome (Video)

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How good is the Pavel Datsyuk goal you’re about to watch? So good that it’ll be on all the end-of-the-year highlight reels despite the fact that it didn’t even count.

Last night in Montreal, the Red Wings had a 1-0 lead over the Canadiens with about eight minutes left in the game when Datsyuk carried the puck into the offensive zone on a two-on-two, cut to the middle, put on the breaks, spun, and fired a backhander top shelf over the shoulder of Carrey Price.

It was absolutely brilliant. Like NHL ’94 Jeremy Roenick brilliant.

Unfortunately, Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader had the audacity to put his skate at the edge of the Montreal crease and, perhaps sensing some special Datsyuk magic was about to happen, Price made sure Abdelkader obstructed him.

Take a look:

I don’t care what the NHL says. Goal, no goal—that was a work of art. Add it to the ever-expanding list of Pavel Datsyuk’s greatest hits.

Hat Tip – [@WorldofIsaac]

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