Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oilers Update - Top 4 Goals by H.O.P.E. - Magnus Paajarvi

This week on the Top 4 Goals by H.O.P.E., we proudly present "P" for Paajarvi.

Paajarvi, Magnus
Apr. 12th 1991 Age 20
Height 6'3"
Weight 200
Norrkoping Sweden 

Selected 10th Overall in 2009 NHL Draft
NHL Stats 15 (g) 19 (a) 34 (p) in 80 games 

The Game

Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames 

Oct 26th 2010

Anatomy of the play.

Leading by a score of 4-2 in the third period, the Flames looked to add another tally on a 3 on 2 rush, but the play was soundly broken up by Edmonton's Gilbert Brule.  With the puck bouncing in front of the Oilers slot, Ryan Whitney swatted the biscuit to find Andrew Cogliano's stick.  With blinding speed, Magnus Paajarvi peeled off of the half boards, snuck behind the defense and gloved an aerial pass from Cogliano at centre ice for a partial break away.  With little room to shoot Paajarvi, shoveled puck with one hand to beat Kiprusoff.

1st then 2nd at the Saddledome:

Paajarvi's one handed tally became his second goal of the year.  10 days before, the Oilers visited the Flames and the rookie recorded his his first ever NHL Goal.

Next week, Eberle, Jordan...thing of beauty too folks.

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