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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: MacArthur vs. Benn

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TSN.ca Staff
4/16/2014 12:04:30 PM
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TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with a battle between two forwards creating unbelievable goals.

The third match-up of the Round of 32 pits the Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur against power forward Jamie Benn on the Dallas Stars.

MacArthur makes the cut on an unbelievable pass to create a goal for Kyle Turris.

Breaking in two-on-three (yes, two-on-three, he was actually outnumbered!) MacArthur streaks down the right wing drawing coverage from perennial Norris Trophy candidate Ryan Suter. Looking to create a passing lane, MacArthur drags the puck between his legs and dishes a pass towards Turris in the slot. All three Wild defenders are caught leaning MacArthur's way and watch as the pass goes right to Turris' tape and he squeaks a shot through Josh Harding.

Benn, too, puts the odds in his favour but he got to take the glory of the finish for himself.

Starting from his own blue line, Benn dances through the neutral zone untouched and takes the blue line staring down a pair of Carolina Hurricanes D-men. He slows up just a touch and then hits fast forward, blowing right in between Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera to free himself up one-on-one against Anton Khudobin. As if the split weren't enough, Benn goes quickly to the forehand deke and buries it despite the Russian keeper's sprawl.

You can watch the highlights and make your decision here. Every vote counts, so watch all the plays and take part in the TSN.ca Play of the Year Showdown. Let us know who you voted for via Twitter by using the hashtag #tsnklondikepoy.

Jamie Benn (Photo: Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)
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