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Watch red-hot Nyquist score jaw-dropping goal against Tampa Bay

Gustav Nyquist fights through the hook of Tampa defender Matt Carle to score a goal from behind the red line. Goal-of-the-year candidate?

It’s hard to believe that at one point this season, Gustav Nyquist scored just once in an 18-game stretch.

Lately, it seems every time he blinks, the puck finds the back of the net. The Detroit Red Wings’ 24-year-old meteor, who was named the NHL’s first star for the week ending March 24, scored 12 times in 15 March games and 11 in his past nine.

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He punctuated his red-hot month on Sunday with one of the prettiest goals of this or any season when, after being hooked by Bolts defender Matt Carle, he scored from Row 3 of the Joe Louis Arena.

Goal of the year? It’s in the running. Where do you think it ranks?