Remember Brian Gibbons‘ razzle-dazzle goal in the playoffs for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton? That was crazy, right?
Well, WBS felt so compelled by it, they have called it their best goal of the 2013-14 campaign.
According to WBS’ Twitter handle, they’ve deemed Gibbons’ silky playmaking twine-tickler in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Providence Bruins the top tally of last season.
In all of the excitement of the schedule release, we forgot to post #1 in our Top 10 Goals of 2013-14! So here it is! http://t.co/TNOX8xa4zN
— WBS Penguins (@WBSPenguins) August 28, 2014
Gibbons carries the puck out of the offensive zone, splits through two defenders at the blue-line, jukes by another crossing back into the zone, and goes forehand-backhand to beat Bruins’ goaltender Niklas Svedberg five-hole.
It was quite possibly one of the better individual efforts anyone will ever see, and to do it in the playoffs no less is even more special. That goal was also Gibbons only one of the 10 playoff games he performed in for WBS. Talk about making that one count.
Gibbons, now with the Columbus Blue Jackets, wound up playing in 28 regular-season games with WBS last season, and still managed to finish ranked seventh on the team in scoring with 30 points (11G, 19A). Gibbons performed in 10 games for WBS in the playoffs after Pittsburgh was ousted, and he recorded three points (1G, 2A).
Gibbons made a name for himself with the Penguins this past season, and put up some solid numbers for it being his rookie go at the NHL level. Sad to see him leave.
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