Although the Detroit Red Wings’ season was cut short by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs, they still provided Hockeytown with a plethora of highlight reel goals we will remember for a long time to come.
Here is a look back at the top 10 goals of the season.
10. Darren Helm (Assists: Daniel Cleary, Jonathan Ericsson)
November 29, 2013 @ New York Islanders
World-class speed plus a goalie collision equals a stick and puck ending up in the back of the net while Darren Helm goes flying.
9. Gustav Nyquist (Assist: David Legwand)
April 2, 2014 Vs. Boston Bruins
More speed from a hot goal scorer plus a goliath of a defender coming in off a line change equals a burn to the Bruins’ defense and a rocking Joe Louis Arena.
8. Tomas Tatar (Assists: Riley Sheahan, Todd Bertuzzi)
January 11, 2014 @ Los Angeles Kings
A tied game late in 3rd period plus a goal from animated forward whose father passed away a day ago equals a heart-touching celebration.
7. Tomas Tatar (Assists: Brian Lashoff, Joakim Andersson)
November 27, 2013 Vs. Boston Bruins
Fancy moves plus a timely tumble equals the same animated forward wrapping home a goal against one of the best goalies in the NHL.
6. Niklas Kronwall (Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Patrick Eaves)
January 18, 2014 Vs. Los Angeles Kings
Running out of time plus a crazy lucky bounce equals a game-tying goal that should have never counted but a Red Wings’ moment that will live on in Hockeytown history.
5. Pavel Datsyuk (Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Jakub Kindl)
November 7, 2013 Vs. Dallas Stars
The Magic Man plus a “Datsyukian deke” equals a beauty of a goal and a Usain Bolt celebration to the crowd.
4. Tomas Tatar (Unassisted)
January 4, 2014 @ Dallas Stars
Splitting the defense plus having the Stars colliding equals one of the best play-by-play calls of the season from Ken Daniels.
3. Daniel Alfredsson (Assists: Gustav Nyquist, Kyle Quincey)
March 20, 2014 Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
An odd man rush with seconds remaining in overtime plus another crazy bounce equals a March madness buzzer-beater against a bitter rival.
2. Gustav Nyquist (Assist: David Legwand)
March 30, 2014 Vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
A breakaway race to the goal plus a defender checking and slashing away equals an impossible spinning finish from no angle to cap off a determined effort.
1. Pavel Dastusk (Assist: Johan Franzen)
April 18, 2014 @ Boston Bruins
Game 1 of the on the road against the defending Eastern Conference champions plus a magically drag-ahead deke between the legs equals the Red Wings only playoff win of the season.
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