Quite a few people believe that Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson deserves consideration for the Hart Trophy, not just a Norris for his work in 2015-16.
The play he made to set up Mika Zibanejad‘s 1-0 goal against the Boston Bruins might be the first bullet point of his resume.
Watch as the Senators move the puck with skill and grace in the video above. The Bruins already managed to tie it up.
Even if Karlsson doesn’t score again tonight, he has more than a point per game with 44 in 42 … and that’s if he’s silent during the rest of this contest.
Update: Ottawa won 2-1 in OT after a thrilling 3-on-3 session against Boston.
Maybe the best news is that Bobby Ryan seemingly bounced back from this: