The NHL playoffs are like nothing else in sports.
The beards get longer, the hits get harder, and the intensity ratchets past anything the regular season serves up. Hockey players will crawl, scratch, and fight—literally, in most cases—for a chance to have their names etched onto the Stanley Cup.
The playoffs are a two-month odyssey that tests the limits of player fitness, stamina, speed, strength, and agility. Without the proper preparation through the season, it’s almost impossible for players to keep up their level of skill in the postseason.
And while there have been some amazing individual performances in playoff history, only the best of the best win championships.
Here, we rank the 10 best playoff goals of all time: