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Sidney Crosby’s OT winner in Edmonton up for NHL goal of the year

Jonathan Bombulie
Edmonton Oilers’ goaltender Cam Talbot (33) looks on as Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) looks for a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta.

A stunning individual effort by Sidney Crosby that gave the Pittsburgh Penguins an overtime victory in Edmonton in October is a nominee for NHL goal of the year.

Goal of the Year is one of 20 categories on the ballot in the NHL’s Fan Choice Awards, which hand out offbeat honors ranging from Best Goalie Mask to Best Team Dog. Voting is open on the league’s website through June 15.

Crosby stickhandled through a host of Oilers before scoring on the backhand.

Crosby’s competition is stiff. Edmonton’s Connor McDavid pulled a puck back between his skates and scored against Dallas in March.

Calgary’s Mikael Backlund dangled through the Washington defense in February and scored on a version of the backhand move that Peter Forsberg made famous.

Florida’s Aleksander Barkov scored on a between-the-legs shot on a breakaway in February.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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