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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Today In NHL History - Forsberg's Shootout Gold

On February 27th in 1994, Peter Forsberg scored a Kent Nilsson-style goal against Canada's Corey Hirsch giving Sweden their first gold medal in a 3-2 shootout win in Lillehammer and landing himself on a Swedish stamp.
The deke, since dubbed The Paralyzer, has been repeated by Finnish forward Jussi Jokinen in several NHL shootout attempts.
The inaugural effort, authored by Elitserian Golden Puck winner Mr. Magic, was a game winning goal leading Sweden past USA by a score of 4-2 during the 1989 World Ice Hockey Championships. That's today in NHL history.