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Gagner's goal in Atlanta the top play from January 17 to 24

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner (89) celebrates his goal during the second period of a hockey game against the Atlanta Thrashers in Atlanta, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Stanley Leary)
Each week, features the top plays and gives fans a chance to vote on their favourite goal, hit or save. At the end of the year, we will list all the plays which received the most votes and allow fans to vote on the 2007-08 Plays of the Year.

Sam Gagner's highlight reel goal against the Atlanta Thrashers on January 20 was voted the top play of the week by a wide margin, picking up 53.6% of the vote. The goal came  15:55 into the second period, 1:06 after Atlanta had tied the game at 1-1. The Oilers would never relinquish the lead after that goal, going on to win 4-2.

Coming in second was Jarret Stoll's miraculous game-tying marker against the Florida Panthers last Thursday. The goal was Stoll's second in 31 seconds and came with 52 seconds left in the game. The goal received 17.1% of the vote.

Third place was Dustin Penner's tic-tac-toe goal from January 17 against the Washington Capitals 6:49 into the second period. Penner completed a three-way passing play that included Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky. Penner's goal picked up 6.9% of the vote.

Listed below are the winning plays for the past week, which includes games from January 17 to 24, as voted by you the fans.
#3: In the second period on January 17 Dustin Penner completes a tic-tac-toe play to score a power play goal and put the Oilers in front of the Washington Capitals 3-2. 

  • Goal:   (EDM) Penner, D. (PPG, 06:49 in 2nd) 700K
#2: With 52 seconds left in the game, Jarret Stoll completes the comeback by scoring on a fortunate bounce off the back of Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun's leg. It was Stoll's second goal in 31 seconds.

  • Goal:  (EDM) Stoll, J. (19:08 in 3rd) 700K 
#1: A minute and six seconds after the Atlanta Thrashers tied the game at 1-1, Sam Gagner scores a highlight reel goal in the second period to put the Oilers back in the lead at 2-1.

  • Goal:  (EDM) Gagner, S. (15:55 in 2nd) 700K

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