I almost feel obligated to give Brent Burns this week’s goal of the week for the sheer fact that, really, he’ll probably never have another highlight goal like the one I’m about to show below. A solid stay-at-home defenseman, this 7-year vet (all with the Minnesota Wild) has a career high of only 15 goals in a season, back in 2007-08, and has tallied just 40 in 378 games total.
But lets not harp on what he can’t do and take a look at what he can do – which is some pretty nifty skate work and pinpoint accuracy . . . orrrrrrrrrrr, he’s capable of just closing his eyes, spinning around and throwing the puck towards the net. Regardless, this here, folks, is an awesome friggen goal. Have a look and enjoy: