Incredible Alexander Semin Goal Yields Mild Amusement from Hurricanes Announcers (Video)
The Alexander Semin goal you’re about to see is a hands-down finalist for NHL goal of the year. However, for some reason, the Carolina Hurricanes announcers just weren’t that impressed.
The Canes beat the Edmonton Oilers in Raleigh on Sunday night by a score of 7-4. However, they needed a huge comeback to do it after falling behind 3-0 midway through the middle period, and Semin got the comeback started. After taking a pass at the right faceoff dot, Semin drove to the top of the crease with the puck and got taken out. However, he didn’t give up on the play. With his belly flat on the ice, he reached around to shovel the puck backward through the legs of Oilers goalie Richard Bachman.
It was a ridiculous circus goal the likes of which we’re used to seeing from Semin’s former Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin. But for whatever reason—maybe the 3-0 hole put him in a funk—Canes play-by-play man John Forslund just couldn’t muster much enthusiasm.
Take a look:
At the end of the day, I would still give the Tarasenko goal the edge over this one on “goal of the year” voting—if there were such a thing. But that was still one hell of an effort from Alexander Semin.