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VIDEO: Mikhail Grabovski's dazzling attempt on Tuukka Rask

By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer

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With the Maple Leafs trailing the Bruins 3-1 in the series, Toronto is in desperation mode. That was no more evident than in the first period of Game 5 in Boston on Friday night.

Mikhail Grabovski, who has struggled offensively in the series so far, took it upon himself to try to get out of that slump and give his team the lead in the most creative way possible.

Unfortunately for Grabovski, the Leafs and perhaps all of us, the dazzling attempt was thwarted by Tuukka Rask, who has looked unbeatable at times in the series. It still must be at least a bit encouraging for Leafs fans to see their players pulling out all stops to try to get something past Rask.

The attempt likely would've been whistled for high-sticking anyway, but had Grabovski scored legally, it would've gone down as one of the greatest goals in NHL history. Instead, it's just a cool YouTube video.

(h/t @HDHockeyVideos)

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