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Hockey's 20 Best Goal Celebrations of All Time

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IOctober 31, 2011

Hockey's 20 Best Goal Celebrations of All Time

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    Scoring an NHL goal is an exciting thing. In the stands, fans dance and cheer and scream. On the ice, some players prefer to act like they've been there before...but others allow their excitement to come out.

    In history, there have been some great goal celebrations. The bigger the stakes, usually the celebration is bigger. While not every incredible goal celebration has been archived online, what follows are videos of 20 of the best goal celebrations in NHL history.

20. Mike Bossy's 60th

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    The running man?

19. Mike Foligno's Jump

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    Van Halen would be proud of Mike Foligno, whose signature celebration was jumping.

Honorable Mention: Nick Foligno

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    Nice tribute to father from son.

18. Ron Hextall's "Come-and-Get-It"

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    I'm not sure goalies work on their celebrations.

17. Jaromir Jagr's Salute

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    The salute showed up on Saturday night for the Flyers.

16. JR Scores 500

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    A big moment for an outgoing player.

15. PK Subban Game-Winner

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    He's never been shy, has he?

14. Sean Avery's Push-Ups

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    Might hate the player, but the push-ups are a classic.

13. Zach Parise Ties Canada

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    One of the biggest goals for USA hockey since 1980.

12. Milan Hejduk Goes for a Swim

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    Still a classic.

11. Alex Ovechkin's Red-Hot 50th Goal

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    His stick was on fire!

10. Alex Kovalev's Moonwalk

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    One of the all-time greats.

9. Lanny McDonald's Stanley Cup Finals Goal

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    So many fans were cheering for McDonald; this was a great moment for a veteran.

8. Stevie Y Wins Game 7

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    The entire city celebrated this goal with him.

7. Teemu Selanne's Machine Gun

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    Iconic.

6. Tiger Williams Rides Away

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    Legendary.

5. Theo Fleury Goes Wild

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    A precursor to a celebration later in this countdown.

4. Wayne Gretzky's 802nd Celebration

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    Even after 801 goals, The Great One still got excited about No. 802.

3. Sidney Crosby's Golden Goal

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    If all of Detroit celebrated with Yzerman, all of Canada celebrated with Crosby in 2010.

2. Bobby Orr Flies in 1970

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    This moment defined one of the great dynasty teams in NHL history.

1. Patrick Kane's Skate-off Stanley Cup Clincher

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    This moment was strange because Kane was the only guy in the rink that knew where the puck was. But his excitement is worthy of the top spot on the list.

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