The Calgary Flames waited until the eighth round of the shootout to unleash their secret weapon — David Schlemko.
Yeah. That guy.
The 27-year-old defenseman Schlemko once scored four goals in an NHL season. That was for the Arizona Coyotes, back in 2010-11.
Making his Flames debut, and with Calgary needing a win to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race, Schlemko scored the shootout winner in the eighth round to give his new team a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday.
The Flames, without Mark Giordano for the remainder of the season and a below average puck possession team at even strength, continue to hang in there, third in the Pacific Division.
Words don’t do the Schlemko move justice. See for yourself.