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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Stamkos, Lightning don't like Linus Omark's shootout move

By ESPN.com staff

Linus Omark's shootout goal in his first NHL game sealed Edmonton's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Some of the Lightning players didn't appreciate the goal.

"A ... joke," Bolts winger Ryan Malone was quoted as telling reporters after the game.

"It's embarrassing for him," said goalie Dan Ellis, who was in the Tampa Bay net for the goal. "You come into a league, a respectful league like this, and you try a little move like that. It's not a very classy thing. That's just the kind of person he is."

Bolts star Steven Stamkos told the Edmonton Sun: "I didn't think it showed a lot of respect in this game. I mean, you don't see Crosby or Ovechkin doing that and they're the two best players in the game. [Omark's] a creative player, he's got good skill. I'm not taking that away from him, but it didn't really have any implication on his moves, so I don't know why he did that."

What do you think of Omark's goal? Check it out at the 1:22 mark of the clip below (Courtesy: NHL):