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BTB BLOG: GAGNER IS LIGHTS OUT IN SHOOTOUTS

Friday, 12.14.2007 / 10:02 AM / Blogs - Beyond the Boards
By Brian Wheeler  - Sabres.com
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BTB BLOG: GAGNER IS LIGHTS OUT IN SHOOTOUTS
Beyond the Boards is written by the Buffalo Sabres Website Manager, Brian Wheeler. Joining the Sabres prior to the 2003-04 season, Wheeler is the main contact and content editor for Sabres.com. He has worked in the NHL, NFL, AHL and NLL over the past 11 years.  Click here to send him an email.

 
Sam Gagner (photo: Getty Images)
 Dec 14, 2007, 10:02 AM EST

If you haven't watched highlights of Sam Gagner's shootout attempts, do so immediately.  You won't be disappointed.

I was doing my usual last night, flipping between different games from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.  One of the major bonuses of Center Ice Online is that you can see a near real-time rundown of what's happening  around the league in the games you're not watching.

Anyways...

So I get done watching Montreal beat up on Philly and flip over to Boston/NJ for the last six minutes.  Boston trailed by a goal so I thought there might be a little action.  Not so much.

Once I figured out Boston's offense wasn't going to create a scoring chance in the final two minutes, I abandoned that game like the Titanic.

But here's why I'm telling this story.  I caught overtime of the Oilers/Red Wings and then the shootout.

To preview the shootout, FSN Detroit ran Gagner's shootout highlight reel.  Unbelievable.  

I realize the majority of Sabres.com's readers are on the East Coast, but if you have the chance to catch the second game of Hockey Night in Canada, I strongly suggest you do so.  Especially if it's headed for a shootout.

This kid will be an All-Star someday.  And if not, he's still one of the most entertaining shootout specialists in the game.  

Watch Gagner vs. J.S. Giguere below.

 



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