courtesy of the AP
The first COTN honor of the second season goes to the league’s highest point getter in Evgeni Malkin. The Art Ross winner had a goal and assist in game 1 vs the Philadelphia Flyers. The goal(below) came in the third period with the Pens already up 2-0 in which Malkin intercepted a pass intended to bounce off the back wall and calmly backhanded it past Martin Biron.
the goal comes courtesy of NHL.com
Alex Semin, Washington Capitals
It seems like the ‘other Alex’ is growing tired of having to see his line-mate and fellow countryman Alex Ovechkin stealing all the spotlight with his marquee goals. His last few have been something else. On Saturday, Semin scored from center ice on Tim Thomas of the Bruins in overtime. The goal traveled roughly 80 feet. Tuesday saw Semin score his 100th goal of his career. But it wasn’t so much the importance of the goal since his team was already down 5-0 but rather how it was scored. Semin dropped to his knees to play the puck and would fire home a wrist shot that would beat Cam Ward off his knees. His 36th of the season can be found below courtesy of the NHL.