He Shoots, He Scores: 20 Amazing NHL Goals You've Just Gotta See

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He Shoots, He Scores: 20 Amazing NHL Goals You've Just Gotta See
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In the National Hockey League, goal scoring has blossomed into one of the game's most important objective. When offense is at a premium in the defensive-favored  sport, the NHL have made rule changes to accommodate the growing love for offense in the States.

Hockey has so many advantage for defensive players such as hitting, slashing, poking, and being an overall pest and the object you have to score on as a full grown man-child with pads trying to stop the puck.

It's just not the type of game that would excite Americans, and with hockey falling off the face of the U.S. sports scene since the lockout, Gary Bettman has been trying to make the game more offensive.

Today's game makes scoring a goal a lot easier by reduction of goalie pads, implementing the trapezoid to prevent goalies from killing forechecks, placed restrictions on player defenders can do to create a turnover, and calling more penalties.

By result, the NHL has provided quite a share of highlight reels for Sportscenter over the last five years. To celebrate some of the great goals in recent history, I've put together a list of 20 goals that you just gotta see...

...for a second, third or fourth time.

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