Matt Duchene’s eventual game-winning early third period goal against the Dallas Stars brought back some happy memories for some long-time Colorado Avalanche fans yesterday afternoon. Duchene had tried this move many, many times before. This was the first time it was successful (at least that I can remember.)
Here’s Duchene’s tally:
Every time he’s tried that move I think of someone else though….
If we asked Duchene about his strategy there (knowing he was a fan of the Avalanche growing up) I’m sure he would eventually bring up the name of a recent Hockey Hall of Fame inductee we Avs fans are pretty fond of. He actually does just that here. Check out the similarities, including the bottom hand off the stick to protect the puck. Peter Forsberg, take it away.
Goal against the Oilers: http://safeshare.tv/w/fPyIfIfwMQ
Goal against the Wild: http://safeshare.tv/w/UvNnTiYISI
Good to know I’m not the only one who thinks this way when we see Duchene try this move too:
The ol Forsberg. Nice Matty.
— Dario Ronzone (@DarioinDenver) January 10, 2015
Great minds think (and tweet) alike Dario. Nice.
So ultimately an assist can’t officially be given to Peter Forsberg on Matt Duchene’s goal, but it was plenty close enough.
Let’s Go Avs.