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BLOG: Yakupov develops ESP before Marincin’s goal

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Martin Marincin wouldn’t be the first choice in the shootout. In fact, Marincin was the Oilers 24th shooter against the Bruins. But when the defenceman tucked the puck under Tuukka Rask for the game-winning tally, there was at least one person in Rexall Place not the least bit surprised.

“I got a feeling,” Nail Yakupov said. “I was 100% sure that Marty would score a goal. I didn’t know why, but it was fun.”

There are some that think Marincin lost the puck when he reached the crease, but if not it was a slick fake out that fooled Rask.

“No, that was really my move,” Marincin joked after the game. “I just tried to make some move and have good luck and it’s in.”

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