There are a lot of things Zdeno Chara can do in hockey. He hits hard, he shoots the puck with tremendous velocity, he can even punch your lights out. But pulling off a spin-o-rama and scoring a backhand goal to the short side? Uh, yeah, you can add that to the list.
Check out his goal against Jacob Markstrom and the Panthers this afternoon that put Boston up 2-0 in the first period and just allow for your jaw to hit the floor. Also, enjoy Jack Edwards’ call of the play. “6’9″ and he’s a ballerina!” (YouTube)
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger