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Lightning's Alex Tanguay makes what G Mike Smith called the "classiest move I've ever seen."



Wrote a bit about this in today's story, but thought it was worth repeating here that Alex Tanguay passed up a chance for his first goal on Thursday night, when he passed to Steven Stamkos, who scored into an open net during the 5-2 victory over the Sharks.

Tanguay showed maturity and a real sense of self confidence there. It would have been easy for him to score, and who would have blamed him after going seven previous games without a goal and being demoted to the third line. But Tanguay gave it up to his young teammate and opened some eyes among teammates as to his character.

"Classiest move I've ever seen," goaltender Mike Smith said. "That's karma. That will come back to him, for sure."

As for Tanguay, he said it was no big deal and even made fun of himself a little bit.

"For me, making a pass is as rewarding as scoring," he said. "The way I've been snake bit, I didn't want to miss the net."

As for Stamkos, he said he wanted to give the puck back to Tanguay, but he "kind of peeled off." 

"He's a classy guy," Stamkos said.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:15am]


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