November 19, 2010
To really appreciate this Alexander Burmistrov goal for the Atlanta Thrashers, the fifth tally in their 5-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night, check out the behind-the-net camera angle on the replay. He fakes defenseman Jeff Schultz(notes) out of his skates and then baffles goalie Michal Neuvirth(notes) for one of the best individual efforts of the season:
Third goal of the season for Burmistrov, with 2:43 remaining in the game. He's said in the past his favorite player in the NHL is Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk(notes). Looking at those dangles against the Caps, he's clearly been inspired by the best.
Stick-tap to Ben W. for the tip.