Found April 23, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
By Bill WhiteheadSUNRISE, Fla. -- After the last rat had been hurled to the ice at BankAtlantic Center following Florida's 3-0 win over New Jersey on Saturday -- one vermin even parachuted safely to the ice with a soft landing -- the question was asked: What's a "dirty goal"?Kris Versteeg's power-play goal off a pass from Stephen Weiss in the second period was majestic -- a Verbeauty -- and surely wasn't a dirty one. Versteeg's whistling one-timer from the left circle was reminiscent of something Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin or New Jersey's own Ilya Kovalchuk would have fired. It proved to be the game-winner in the pivotal Game 5 win, which lifted Florida to a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal and pushed New Jersey to the brink of elimination.But while not as much a thing of beauty as Versteeg's marker, the second goal -- started by Scottie Upshall, forced forward by Shawn Matthias, set up by Versteeg and eventually netted by Upsh...
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