Round 3 Game 4 Frame-by-Frame: Alex Burrows’ goal
It’s the third period, and Vancouver’s up 3-0 on the three straight 5-on-3 goals in the second period. So why are we spending time on this goal if the game was already wrapped up? Because it’s a thing of beauty.
Henrik Sedin wins the faceoff, and Dan Hamhuis takes the puck behind the net. Henrik and Alex Burrows charge up ice.
Meanwhile, Daniel Sedin has moved to the left boards to receive the pass from Hamhuis.
It’s a set play. Daniel takes the pass, turns around, and throws it up ice for his brother.
Dan Boyle is the lone man back as Henrik and Burrows go in 2-on-1. They’ve got all the time in world; Joe Pavelski has no hope of catching them.
Why is Antti Niemi facing Sedin instead of Burrows? This is Henrik. He’ll pass even if he has a wide-open net, and he’s looking pass all the way.
Boyle goes down to block the pass, freeing Niemi to challenge the shooter.
Henrik slides Burrows a backhand pass through Niemi’s five-hole. Read that sentence again. Yes. A pass through Niemi’s five-hole.
All Burrows has to do is tap it in. How many of those has he had playing with the twins?