It’s the goal of the postseason, just not in the league you’re expecting.
Brian Gibbons is back on the ice, dicing up opponents for the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins of the AHL.
The sometimes Pittsburgh Penguins center capped off what may stand to be the goal of the postseason on Wednesday night, pulling out a number of Pavel Datsyuk-like moves the Providence Bruins defense was helpless to resist.
Brian Stubits of Eye On Hockey spotted footage of the rampage, which involved Gibbons cutting through four Bruins before beating the keeper.
Stubits sums the goal up quite well, in his own Joseph Conrad-ian way.
“The dangles on this goal above, oh man the dangles. It's insane how he just weaves through the defense like they're not even there and then finished the play with the goal. It probably wouldn't have hurt the Providence Bruins to throw a body in there but my goodness.”
Image via B/R
The Scranton Penguins went on to win the game 5-4, largely in part to Gibbons and his wizardry with the puck.
Regardless of league or level, this is a work of art. And while there’s plenty of hockey left to be played, I’d be surprised if anyone in the NHL surpasses Gibbons’ goal in terms of pure domination.
It takes a lot of skill and circumstance to twist around four men in a solo effort and still have the finishing to drop it in the net. Bravo, sir.
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