After 89 playoff games, the Stanley Cup was handed out on Wednesday night to the Boston Bruins. Hockey is gone from our televisions for the next four months and the goals that excite us on a nightly basis from October to June are put on hold.
There were exactly 499 goals scored in the 2011 playoffs. We managed to whittle them down to 10.
After the jump, our top 10 goals of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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10. Nicklas Lidstrom vs. San Jose Sharks, Round 2
Is baseball big in Sweden? Or cricket? Another year, another feat by the 40-year Lidstrom that made us do a double-take. His ground ball swing takes a great hop and past Antti Niemi, who had no idea where the puck was thanks to a Johan Franzen screen:
9. Todd Bertuzzi vs. San Jose Sharks, Round 2
In the same game as Lidstrom's baseball show, Bertuzzi put home a backhand from the left faceoff circle past Niemi. Normally, Bert saves the spin-o-rama for shootouts, but since we don't see those in theRead More »from Video: The top 10 goals of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs