Claude Giroux wowed the crowd at the Air Canada Centre last night when he played the waiting game with Toronto's Jonas Gustavsson in the shootout and made the Maple Leaf blink.
Giroux's score brought up memories of the man who just might be the greatest shootout wizard of all time in Pavel Datsyuk. Datsyuk has a highlight reel full of tremendous shootout goals in his career, but his score from six years ago against Nashville sticks out among the best by any player ever.
So, when Giroux did his best Datsyuk imitation Saturday night, did he actually outdo the master? You decide: Who had the better shootout goal? Giroux or Datsyuk?
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild