#3: Matt Duchene vs Kari Lehtonen
The Colorado Avalanche swept the Dallas Stars last season in their five-game series. That felt good.
This goal from Matt Duchene is another game-winner. This one’s rare in that it’s not a breakaway. Instead, it’s a hard-working goal by Duchene:
Duchene drives to the net and coasts around the back. Notice how he fends the Stars defender off with one arm while keeping possession of the puck with the other. A small spin, and he whips the puck at the net.
This is as close as Matt Duchene gets to dumping the puck — and it’s no dump. That puck coming off of his stick has eyes for the back of the net.
Next: Duchene vs Montreal