On this week's installment of "The Top 4 Goals by H.O.P.E." we will now focus our attention on the letter "O".
Feb. 5 1987 Age 23
2007 NHL Draft in the 4th round 97th overall
NHL Stats: 5 (g) 22 (a) 27(p) in 51 games
Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Anatomy of the play:
At the start of the 2010/11 season, Linus Omark was one of the last players to be cut from the roster. The young Swede was promptly sent to the Oklahoma Barons for some seasoning; until a rash of injuries plagued the Oilers and thus opened a spot for Omark's NHL Debut vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.
With the shoot-out tied at 3, Linus Omark was given the nod by the bench boss to try to put the game out of reach for the Lightning. Omark calmly administered a spin o' rama while collecting the puck, faked a slap-shot and then immediately tucked the biscuit "five-hole" on a bewildered Dan Ellis.
The Edmonton Oilers went on to win by a score of 4-3. Omark also collected his first NHL assist during the game.
Next week Paajarvi, Magnus