The Alexander Radulov signing is working out pretty well for the Montreal Canadiens. Need proof? Check out his insane goal from Game 3 between the Canadiens and the New York Rangers.
With the Canadiens leading 2-0 late in the third period, Radulov was able to collect a loose puck sitting just out in front of Henrik Lundqvist’s crease. Despite the fact Kevin Hayes was closely marking him, Radulov managed to dangle with one hand on his stick and score a beautiful “Forsberg” goal to put the game out of reach for the Rangers.
That’s just crazy. Radulov’s ability to control the puck, pull off a couple dekes and push it past Lundqvist all with just one hand is truly remarkable. One-handed goals are pretty rare in the NHL and this one rivals what might have been one of the best goals of the year scored by Sidney Crosby back in March.
Radulov’s “Forsberg” goal may be even better than the original scored by Peter Forsberg back in the 1994 Olympics. Forsberg’s goal may be the original which earned the name for this style of goal, but Radulov might have upped the ante considering he pulled it off with a player right on his back.
Radulov is reportedly asking for big money as he prepares to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Some have balked at his proposed asking price, but he may be justifying it with goals like this one.