Goal Of Year Candidate: Corey Perry


During last night’s Islanders loss to the Ducks, they were victimized by Corey Perry. The former league MVP scored a highlight reel goal with 1.7 seconds remaining in the second period.

On the play, with time winding down he deked around rookie defenseman Calvin de Haan and from his knees got off a desperation shot that deflected off Travis Hamonic into the back of the Islander net. There was nothing Anders Nilsson could do. It was just a sensational play by one of the game’s best.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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