Three stellar individual efforts in our latest offering.
First up, it’s red-hot Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan, with his third-period goal in an eventual OT loss to Detroit. Ryan now has 20 points in 21 games this season, and six in his last five.
Next, it’s Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau, who walked off what was arguably the Flames’ best win of the year — a 2-1 OT victory over the defending champion Blackhawks.
Finally, it’s Caps blueliner Dmitry Orlov, with one of the weirdest-looking goals in recent memory.
“No one knew where the puck was,” defenseman Nate Schmidt said.
“Houdini,” goaltender Braden Holtby said.
“I had no clue,” Coach Barry Trotz said. “I thought it was in the stands. I had no idea.”
The goal was also Orlov’s second of the season, meaning he’s just one shy of matching his career best.