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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

You decide: Which shootout goal was better?

Sunday, 03.11.2012 / 1:14 PM / You Decide: Watch and vote

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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?


CLAUDE GIROUX - 03/11/12 - SHOOTOUT GOAL VS. MAPLE LEAFS




PAVEL DATSYUK - 03/21/06 - SHOOTOUT GOAL VS. PREDATORS

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round