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Tomas Jurco is at it again during shootout victory

Monday, 02.14.2011 / 7:54 AM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / Road to St. Paul 2011 Entry Draft Blog

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Tomas Jurco is at it again during shootout victory
In case you missed it, Saint John Sea Dogs forward Tomas Jurco was at it again on Sunday when he dazzled those in attendance during a shootout victory over the Moncton Wildcats, 3-2, in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League matchup in Saint John.

First, Jurco and Stanislav Galiev (drafted by the Washington Capitals, 3rd Round-86th overall) connected for third-period goals to send the game into overtime before Jurco and Jonathan Huberdeau ultimately scored in a shootout as the Sea Dogs (46-5-3) won their 11th straight game.

Jurco delivered his fourth shootout goal in five opportunities this season. Starting at center ice, he shifted both skates in a partial turn, then quickly cut back to his forehand, going top shelf. Saint John goalie Jacob DeSerres (23 saves) then stopped Alex Saulnier to set up Huberdeau's clincher.

Jurco led the QMJHL with 9 shootout goals on 11 chances as a rookie in 2009-10. Through 46 games, Jurco has 26 goals, 49 points and a plus-40 rating with Saint John. He happens to be one of four players on the talent-laden Sea Dogs roster rated among the top 24 North American skaters, according to NHL Central Scouting's mid-term rankings. The list includes No. 5 Huberdeau, No. 9 Nathan Beaulieu, No. 12 Zack Phillips and No. 24 Jurco.

Jurco has been featured on NHL.com quite often this season. Read and view his magical stick work right here.

Today's featured prospect on NHL.com is Saskatoon defenseman Duncan Siemens, who just so happens to be the huge admirer of former New Jersey Devil enforcer Scott Stevens. In addition to his physical prowess, Siemens also exhibited a great deal of generosity prior to the 2010-11 campaign. Read about it here.