And here we are. We’ve had a fun run, wouldn’t you say? We’ve got 40 goals down and 10 to go in our list of the best Canuck goals of 2010. We’re sure you know how this list ends, and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting there with us, but there are still some surprises in store.
If you’re late to this countdown, we recommend you start at the beginning with numbers 50-31.
We at PITB are confident that some of the top ten Canuck goals of 2010 will be obvious choices, some will come as surprises, and some are likely to have been forgotten until right now. So, without further ado, we end our list. After the jump, the 10 best Canuck tallies of the year that was 2010.
09 Henrik Sedin (April 21, 2010)
Henrik’s game-winning playoff goal comes on a fabulous end to end rush by the eldest twin. His stickwork and his skating are top-notch here, and his reaction after scoring the goal–pure, delirious excitement–was priceless. A classic Henrik moment.
08 Daniel Sedin (March 30, 2010)
07 Alex Edler (March 07, 2010)
06 Alex Burrows (March 24, 2010)
Number six is similar to number eight, as well as a few others on this list, but I’m giving top marks for aesthetics. This one is executed by Henrik and Daniel so perfectly that Burrows literally has a wide open net; Hiller is no longer in it.
05 Christian Ehrhoff (January 21, 2010)
The 5th best goal of 2010 comes on a fabulous rush through the middle from Christian Ehrhoff. The Sedins pulled off this play a few times in 2010; Ehrhoff’s is special because of the speed he comes in with, and for how he kicks the puck to his stick like another great Canuck might have done.
04 Mikael Samuelsson (April 15, 2010)
Mikael Samuelsson scores a big playoff goal here after a Daniel Sedin feed during a goalmouth scramble. The incredible thing about the feed is that it’s a kick–Daniel puts the puck right on Sammy’s stick with a no-look backheel. Even without hockey sticks, the Sedins pass the puck better than I could ever hope to.
03 Daniel Sedin (January 9, 2010)
Who, on a breakaway, is ever thinking of passing the puck? Only Henrik Sedin, who fools everyone when he cuts across the Kipper’s crease, then unexpectedly drops the puck to Daniel for a tap-in.
02 Brad Lukowich (January 25, 2010)
01 Daniel Sedin (April 10, 2010)