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Rasmus Ristolainen's shootout goal a beauty to behold

Sabres defenseman finds a way to put the puck in the net, keep Sabres alive in win @NHLdotcom

Ristolainen dekes, converts in SO

BUF@ANA: Ristolainen shines in SO with gorgeous move

Rasmus Ristolainen reaches around Jonathan Bernier and slides the puck into the net with only one hand on his stick, extending the shootout

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Zegmus Girgensons may have scored the shootout winner for the Buffalo Sabres, but Rasmus Ristolainen's score was a thing of beauty.

We've seen good shootout goals before. We've even seen deceitful shootout goals recently. But Ristolainen's was something different.

The Sabres defenseman closed in on Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonathan Bernier. He deked, then went strong to the forehand, then reached all the way back around the goalie, now moving to his left, and snuck the puck into the net.

The goal tied the shootout at two goals apiece, setting the stage for Girgensons to win it.

It was the first shootout attempt of Ristolainen's four-season NHL career, but apparently he has known for a while what move he would use if he'd ever gotten the chance.

Watch: Rasmus Ristolainen shootout goal from 2016 summer camp on YouTube

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