Matt Duchene Scored An Absolute Beauty (Video)

matt duchene goalCould this be an early “Goal of the Year” candidate?  Sorry Jamie Benn, but it has my vote!

With only a few minutes remaining in the opening period and the Colorado Avalanche already leading 1-0, Matt Duchene took a pass from Paul Stastny, dragged the puck through his legs and found the back of the net.  It was a remarkable move that left Penguins defender Brooks Orpik and goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery in the dust and silenced the awe-struck crowd at the Consol Energy Center.  Unfortunately, that beauty of a goal was all for not, as the Pens would score four goals in the third period and earn the 6-3 come-from-behind victory.

Despite the outcome of the game, Duchene’s goal should still be featured in highlight packages across North America and around the world today.  It is something that needs to be seen over and over in order to be truly appreciated.

You can check it out as many times as you’d like in the video below.

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