NHL 2011-2012: 10 Best Goals of the First Week of the Season (with Video)

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NHL 2011-2012: 10 Best Goals of the First Week of the Season (with Video)
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We're into Week Two of the 2010-2011 NHL season, and a plethora of astonishing plays have already circulated the airwaves of the hockey world. None of those highlights, however, have been more eye-opening than some of the goals scored in the 75 games played so far.

While most NHL fans are busy looking at some of the more miraculous success (the Toronto Maple Leafs at 3-0, the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche at 4-1) and disappointment (the New York Rangers at 0-1-2, the Minnesota Wild at 0-4-1) stories in the early going, Youtubers have occupied themselves by uploading a sizable number of these top-notch tallies to the web—and we've spent our time scouring through them for the best goals of them all.

No matter how crucial—see No.'s 5 and 6—or trivial—take No. 3 or 9—these 10 goals have gotten crowds on their feet, coaches clapping their hands and radio commentators out of their vocal range. There are powerplay goals, 5-on-3 goals, shorthanded goals, shootout goals, breakaway goals, give-and-go goals, one-timer goals and just about every other possible way to score included.

And you can't afford to miss a single one of them.

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