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Coyotes Moment of the Season: Goalie Goal vs. Sombrero Trick

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We are down to the final two moments competing for the title of moment of the season.

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And then there were two.

After narrowing the list down from eight, the top two seeds in the Arizona Coyotes Moment of the Season Tournament advanced to the final round.

The tournament favorite, Goalie Goal, coasted through the first two rounds, receiving 99 percent and 81 percent of the votes respectively. Sombrero Trick, on the other hand, received 55 percent and 63 percent of the votes en route to the final, and will be considered the underdog.

(1) Goalie Goal vs. Sombrero Trick (2)

This is a classic "great goal vs great moment" matchup. Mike Smith's goal was one of the most exciting moments in Coyotes history, while Radim Vrbata's opening night hat trick was certainly memorable.

Goalie Goal

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The top seed beat out Mike Ribeiro's hot start in round one and Keith Yandle's NYE OT winner in round two.

Goaltender Mike Smith capped off a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings with a goal of his own. He did it in style too, scoring with one-tenth of a second remaining in the game. Click here to relive the moment in an intentionally dramatic fashion. It was only the 14th time in NHL history that a goalie scored.

Sombrero Trick


The Sombrero Trick beat out Antoine Vermette's eclectic hat trick in round one and the infamous #ButtGoal in round two.

What better way to kick off a new season than with an opening night hat trick by Radim Vrbata? New owners and new energy engulfed the team and starting the season with a win just prolonged the jubilation.

While the hats were raining down on the ice, one piece of headwear caught the attention of many, including a member of the Paw Patrol (pictured above). In a move that could only happen at an Arizona hockey game, a fan threw a sombrero on the ice to celebrate Vrbata's hat trick. Welcome to Gary Bettman's NHL.

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