The Best Hockey Pictures from the 2017-2018 Season

A blog post featuring the best hockey pictures from the 2017-2018 season

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Top 10 goals of the season

Hockey is a sport that is full of intense action and stunningly beautiful moments. The 2017-2018 season was filled with spectacular goals, jaw-dropping saves, and thrilling comebacks. Here are the top 10 goals of the season, as selected by a panel of experts.

10. Anze Kopitar’s game-winning goal in Overtime
9. Nathan MacKinnon’s Coast-to-CoastGoal
8. Brayden Schenn’s Power play Goal
7. Connor McDavid’s overtime winner against the Ducks
6. Carey Price’s unreal save on Blake Wheeler
5. Nikita Kucherov’s game-tying goal against the Maple Leafs
4. Auston Matthews’ overtime winner against the Senators
3. Patrik Laine’s game-tying goal against the Jets
2. Vladimir Tarasenko’s hat trick goal against the Hurricanes
1. Alex Ovechkin’s game-winning goal in overtime

Top 10 saves of the season

The 2017-2018 NHL season was one for the ages. We saw record breaking numbers, incredible stories, and some of the greatest hockey pictures ever taken. Out of the thousands of photos that were taken this season, these are our top 10 favorites.

Top 10 hits of the season

As the 2017-2018 NHL season comes to an end, we take a look at the top 10 hits of the season. From big hits to clutch plays, these are the moments that defined this season.

Top 10 fights of the season

The 2017-2018 NHL season was one for the books. From the Vegas Golden Knights’ miraculous run to the Stanley Cup Finals, to the Washington Capitals finally winning it all, there were plenty of stories that made this season memorable. That being said, there were also plenty of on-ice scuffles that provided some entertainment value for fans. Here are the top 10 fights of the season:

1. Luke Witkowski (TBL) vs. MathieuJoseph (TBL)
2. Ryan Reaves (VGK) vs. Tom Wilson (WSH)
3. Brayden McNabb (VGK) vs. Jamie Oleksiak (DAL)
4. Madison Bowey (WSH) vs. Brandon Tanev (WPG)
5. EvgenyKuznetsov(WSH) vs Brayden Schenn(STL)
6. Dustin Byfuglien(WPG) vs Nazem Kadri(TOR))
7. Ondrej Palat(TBL) Ryan Getzlaf(ANA))
8. Braydon Coburn(TBL) Jamie Benn(DAL))
9. Radko Gudas() Marc Methot(OTT)) 10 Patrik Laine() Oliver Ekman-Larsson()

Top 10 plays of the season

The 2017-2018 NHL season was full of amazing goals, saves, and plays. Here are the top 10 plays of the season, as voted on by the NHL:

10. Goalie Robin Lehner’s diving save against the Carolina Hurricanes
9. defenseman Drew Doughty’s game-saving stop against the Nashville Predators
8. Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele’s coast-to-coast goal against the Edmonton Oilers
7. Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf’s behind-the-net pass to set up a goal against the Detroit Red Wings
6. Vegas Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury’s glove save on San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture
5. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy’s save on New Jersey Devils’ Taylor Hall
4. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby’s no-look, behind-the-back pass to set up a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks
3. Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews’ game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals
2. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask’s diving stick save against the Florida Panthers
1. Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar’s between-the-legs goal against the Colorado Avalanche

Best player at each position

The 2017-2018 hockey season was one for the ages. Many players had breakout seasons, and there were plenty of goals, assists, and saves to go around. Here are some of the best pictures from the season, featuring the best player at each position.

Goalie:
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Defense:
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Forward:
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Best moments of the season

It was a long and gruelling season, but the NHL’s best players always find a way to shine on the ice. From breathtaking saves to game-winning goals, these are the best moments from the 2017-2018 season.

Best goals by each team

2017-2018 was an eventful year in the National Hockey League Each team had at least one jaw-dropping goal, and here are the best of the best.

Anaheim Ducks – Corey Perry scores on the power play against the Nashville Predators
Boston Bruins – David Pastrnak scores a beautiful backhanded goal against the Florida Panthers
Buffalo SabresJack Eichel dekes out two Detroit Red Wings defenders before scoring
Calgary Flames – Matthew Tkachuk scores a wraparound goal against the Chicago Blackhawks
Carolina Hurricanes – Sebastian Aho scores a breakaway goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets – Josh Anderson scores on a breakaway against the Pittsburgh Penguins
Dallas Stars – Alexander Radulov makes a great move to score against the New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings – Andreas Athanasiou dekes out 4 Montreal Canadiens defenders before scoring
Edmonton Oilers – Connor McDavid scores on a beautiful solo effort against the Arizona Coyotes
Florida Panthers – Aleksander Barkov makes a great move to score against the Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings – Jeff Carter scores on a breakaway against

Best saves by each team

In the 2017-2018 hockey season each team had their moments where they shone the brightest. Here are some of the best saves by each team.

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Best hits by each team

Best hits by each team:

--Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry’s hip check on Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau was one of the hardest of the season.
-Arizona Coyotes: Derek Stepan’s crushing hit on Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown was a thing of beauty.
--Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara flattened Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine with a clean hit in open ice.
--Buffalo Sabres Rasmus Ristolainen delivered a bone-jarring hit to New Jersey’s Nico Hischier in the corner.
--Calgary Flames Sean Monahan leveled Vegas’ Brayden McNabb with a huge open-ice hit.
--Carolina Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin crushed Washington’s T.J. Oshie with a clean shoulder check along the boards.
--Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith put Colorado’s Nail Yakupov out of commission with this perfectly legal check.
--Colorado Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog took out Nashville’s Filip Forsberg with a massive open-ice hit.
--Columbus Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson delivered a crushing blow to Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang with this big body check.
-Dallas Stars: Tyler Seguin flattened Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson with a late, high hit in the corner.
--Detroit Red Wings Mike Green drilled Philadelphia’s Nolan Patrick with a solid shoulder check along the boards.
--Edmonton Oilers Milan Lucic sent Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler flying with this brutal, clean check.
+Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov absolutely crushes Buffalo’s Seth Griffith with this massive open ice hit.
+Los Angeles Kings:: Dustin Brown tried to lay out Arizona captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson with this headshot attempt, but only managed to get part of him.
+Minnesota Wild : Ryan Suter delivered a crushing blow to Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry in front of the net. – Montreal Canadiens : Shea Weber absolutely crushes Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand with this late, high hit along the boards.

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