A goal by Anaheim's Corey Perry would have ended the game, but Edmonton's goaltender was patient as he waited out the Ducks sniper. Although Perry made a wonderful deke on a play, one final effort with Khabibulin's pad was the difference; a tremendous showcase of strength, skill and determination to send the shootout to another round.
Linus Omark arrived in the NHL with a bang. It would be difficult to find a better first career shootout goal than his showcase of creativity, imagination and confidence Friday night against the Lightning.
With the opportunity to end the game with a goal, Omark did something out of the ordinary. After collecting the puck at centre ice, Omark performed a 360 in the neutral zone before coming in on Lightning goaltender Dan Ellis. Omark then faked a slapshot and quickly snapped a wrister five-hole to send Rexall Place into a frenzy.