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Canucks' Zack Kassian scores highlight reel goal

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Sometimes a little shake up is the best medicine for getting us back on track. For Vancouver's Zack Kassian, it looks to be the case.

Two nights after getting struck in the face by the skate boot of his teammate, Kassian was in the lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins and scored what is probably the best goal of 2014. Fine, that isn't saying much, but it was impressive.

Looking to expand their one-goal lead, Kassian swatted down an elevated pass from Chris Higgins, bouncing it on the ice before burying it over the shoulder of Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Canucks their second goal in a span of 17 seconds.

It was Kassian's eighth goal of the season and his second point of the night.

Unfortunately the celebration wouldn't get to last long though, as the Penguins would fight back in the dying minutes of regulation and eventually slip past the Canucks in overtime.

Prior to Tuesday night's game, Kassian had been held off of the score sheet for a stretch of five games. Following the loss, Kassian was named first star of the game, finishing the night with one goal, one assist, two shots, six hits and 18:03 minutes of ice time.


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