St. Louis Blues: The 7 Best Goals of David Perron's Career

Shane FraserContributor IIIDecember 6, 2011

St. Louis Blues: The 7 Best Goals of David Perron's Career

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    After receiving a huge blind-side hit by Joe Thornton on November 4, 2010, St. Louis Blues forward David Perron acquired a concussion and spent 394 days out, missing 97 games dealing with its aftermath.

    It was a long road (even longer than Sidney Crosby's) toward becoming 100 percent, and on Saturday, against the Chicago Blackhawks, Perron played in his first NHL game in more than a year.

    He scored a goal in his first game back on his first shot, which should be no surprise, considering he is one of the most talented players in the NHL.

    Perron is an excellent skater and phenomenal skick-handler, and his on-ice creativity and hockey sense are reminiscent of Pavel Datsyuk.

    So, in celebration of his return to the NHL and to showcase his skill level, here are the seven best goals of his tenure in the league.   

Bonus: 2007 Super Series

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    Great goal in international play—Perron dangles a defender and puts the puck in the net after shooting between his legs while facing away from the goal. 

7. November 4, 2010 vs. Sharks

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    After being concussed by a Joe Thornton hit, Perron came back to finish the game and score on a wonderful no-look backhand before being sidelined for the next 13 months.

6. October 18, 2010 at Blackhawks

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    Perron works his way up the ice and agilely avoids a check, which results in a collision between two 'Hawks players.

    This sets up a give-and-go with Oshie, who passes it back to Perron to snipe his second of the game.

5. October 18, 2010 at Blackhawks

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    In the same game against the 'Hawks, Perron scores one-handedly on a great individual effort.

4. March 29, 2009 at Blue Jackets

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    Perron cuts through the middle, dekes around the defender and scores top shelf on the backhand.

3. February 12, 2009 at Predators

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    Perron weaves through the defense and scores off the post in this incredible display of puck-control.

2. October 22, 2010 vs. Blackhawks

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    "Unbelievable toe drag to the backhand!"

    Couldn't have yelled it better myself. 

1. November 21, 2009 vs. Islanders

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    Perron goes through two players, undresses the D-man and scores on a wrist shot while falling to create one of the most spectacular goals of the 2009-2010 season.