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Ryan still getting accolades for goal

Sunday, 04.24.2011 / 5:30 PM

By John Manasso - NHL.com Correspondent / 2011 WCQF: Anaheim-Nashville Live Blog

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Ryan still getting accolades for goal
After setting the Twittersphere ablaze around midnight on Friday night in Game 5 with his goal for the ages, Ducks forward Bobby Ryan was still reveling in the attention he was receiving when he spoke to reporters on Saturday.

To recap: Ryan blocked a shot by Nashville's David Legwand in the third period, earned possession of the puck in the neutral zone, faked around Legwand once, causing Legwand to lose his stick, then stickhandled again around Legwand, as Legwand missed with a body check.; with Nashville's All-Star defenseman Shea Weber in pursuit from behind, Ryan went from forehand to backhand, roofing a shot over Preds goalie Pekka Rinne's blocker.

Some called it Mario Lemieux circa the '80s. Some called it the best goal they have ever seen.

"It has been pretty cool," Ryan said. "I didn't talk to too many people last night, but getting off the plane today I had about 40 text messages. It's a cool feeling. Obviously, when I look back on all of them, it's a moot point when you go on to lose the game, but I'll remember it, that's for sure."

Ryan was asked if the goal made the clips that Ducks coach Randy Carlyle showed the team in preparation for Game 6.

"We haven't seen anything yet," he said. "It won't make the cut, there will be a lot of different clips in there, but I don't think that will be one of them."
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