Predators' Aberg victimizes Maatta, scores beautiful goal (Video)

Pontus Aberg, Predators, Penguins, Stanley Cup
Nashville Predators’ Pontus Aberg (46) celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with P.K. Subban (76.)(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The second best goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs now belongs to Pontus Aberg.

(Nobody is beating Erik Karlsson’s hail-mary saucer pass against the Bruins in Round 1.)

Olli Maatta also deserves some credit for making it possible, as he was absolutely torched on the play by the speedy Swede.

Just past the halfway point of the first period, Aberg came streaking down the left side all alone, pulled the puck through Maatta and cut out front before roofing it over a sprawled-out Matt Murray to give Nashville a 1-0 lead.

That was only Aberg’s second goal of the playoffs, with his first coming in Game 5 against the Ducks.

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The 23-year-old, a second-round draft pick in 2012, didn’t contribute much in the way of offense in 15 games with the Preds this season, but he was nearly a point-per-game player in the AHL so the potential is there. It’s looking like the Predators could have another theft on their record.