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Datsyuk vs. Datsyuk in Play of the Year Showdown final

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TSN.ca Staff
6/21/2013 11:59:27 AM
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We've reached the Final Round of TSN.ca's 2013 Play of the Year Showdown, and for the first time in POY history the final match-up features just one player, Pavel Datsyuk. Both of Datsyuk's plays have beat out outstanding goals, passes and saves to land in the final two spots of this year's Play of the Year competition.

On his way to the finals, Datsyuk's skillful play narrowly defeated an absolute show-stopper of a save by Jake Allen, edging out the goalie by a mere 0.5 per cent, on the other end of the bracket, Datsyuk easily moved past a stellar play by Cody Hogdson. Which of Datsyuk's two plays will take the crown?

In Datsyuk's first play, it is his creative use of his feet and incredible finishing skills, even while impeded by two defencemen that makes this goal a POY candidate, his second play to make it to Round Three.

Datsyuk's second POY entry showcases his hands, vision and perseverance. He starts by throwing a solid hit in his own defensive zone and retrieving the loose puck, and by the time this play is over, Datsyuk makes every single Nashville player on the ice look silly.

You can watch the highlights and make your decision here (http://poy.tsn.ca). Every vote counts so watch all the plays and take part in the TSN.ca Play of the Year Showdown.

Franzen and Datsyuk (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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