With two points in the balance and 65 minutes of dead even hockey in the books, hockey's purest form of one on one unfolds for the entire arena to witness. The shootout, which was brought into the league following the lockout of the 04-05 season, pits each team's top shooters against the netminder and has created some of the most entertaining moments of the last few years.
Moves that players would normally only try after practice get broken out for the shootout, leaving goalies' dreams crushed and the stadium in euphoria. There is no easier way to become the hero than the shootout.
So here they are, the best shootout goals in recent NHL history. Enjoy.