This week on the Top 4 Goals by H.O.P.E., we proudly present "P" for Paajarvi.
Apr. 12th 1991 Age 20
Selected 10th Overall in 2009 NHL Draft
NHL Stats 15 (g) 19 (a) 34 (p) in 80 games
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.