Crosby vs. Ovechkin vs. Malkin — YOU make the call

09Jan07

Last night, Sidney Crosby had a ridiculous sliding-on-one-leg goal from a beautiful feed by Mark Recchi. Crosby had his Montreal shootout goal on his highlight reel before, but this has to be his flashiest regular season goal. But really, would it hold a candle to Alexander Ovechkin’s “The Goal”?

Well, I’ve got them both right here. And for posterity’s sake, i’ve also got Evgeni Malkin’s sweet spin move goal against Martin Brodeur. So there you go, the three brightest young stars in the game and their three best goals. Which one kicks ass the most? YOU make the call (said like the old NFL commercial guy).

Sidney Crosby vs. Johan Holmqvist
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Alexander Ovechkin vs. Brian Boucher

Evgeni Malkin vs. Martin Brodeur

I will say this — Malkin’s goal, however impressive it is, isn’t visually as impressive as Ovechkin’s and Crosby’s. Ovechkin uses a pretty sweet move before going on his back, then has the instinct to figure out where he is and what angle to put it at. Watching the Crosby goal in slow motion, you can actually see Crosby goes down on his knees as the pass leaves Recchi’s tape, meaning that he somehow figured out in that split second that that was the best way to put the puck in the net.

(notice how I’m diplomatically not picking one or the other)

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3 Responses to “Crosby vs. Ovechkin vs. Malkin — YOU make the call”

  1. 1 Anonymous

    Awesome goals…I can’t decide either! Crosby’s tied the game at that point, so maybe that one is the most relevant or important, if one wants to judge based on that. But Malkin’s mad stick handling can’t be dismissed, for sure. And Ovy’s on his back fer cryin’ out loud…Eastern Conference All Stars should be fun to watch this year!

  2. 2 Anonymous

    doesn’t malkin deserve some kind of bonus points for the fact that his is against brodeur?

  3. 3 Anonymous

    All are amazing but Alexander the Eight’s goal is simply one of the most amazing sports “Finishes” I have ever seen. Maybe it was luck that he guided it to the goal while sliding on his back, the world will never know.


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