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Listen to Nate Thompson celebrate Kyle Palmieri's game-winning goal

Anaheim's Kyle Palmieri hadn't scored in the Ducks' first nine post-season games, but he finally connected in Game 1 of the Western Conference final. Nate Thompson, who registered the assist on the Palmieri's game winner, was mic'd up for the celebration.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

The Anaheim Ducks' Game 1 game-winning goal didn't come off the stick of Corey Perry or Ryan Getzlaf, but rather Kyle Palmieri. Thanks to the NHL, you can hear the Ducks -- and Nate Thompson who got the primary assist -- go wild during the on-ice celebration of Palmieri's tally.

Thompson, who also notched the third goal of the game for the Ducks, was the most vocal of the celebrators as the Ducks crowded around a downed Palmieri. Check it out:

Palmieri's goal was his first of the post-season and just his second point in the Ducks' 10 playoff games, but it couldn't have come at a better time. His goal made it 2-0, and though the Blackhawks would bring it closer thanks to a Brad Richards goal late in the second period, Palmieri's goal stood as the game winner.

Thanks to Palmieri, and the very vocal Thompson, the Ducks now hold a 1-0 series lead over the Blackhawks in the Western Conference final.



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