It is a shame the goal Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek scored in overtime on Monday night to lift his team to a 4-3 win against the New York Rangers had to happen in a preseason game that did not count for anything in the standings, because it was a beauty.
After the Flyers allowed a three-goal lead to slip away, Voracek scored the overtime winner thanks to an incredible individual effort.
It all started with Voracek picking up a loose puck in front of the net and circling around the offensive zone, all while holding off Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh — one of the best defenseman in the league — and beating goaltender Mackenzie Skapski for the win.
The 2015-16 season was a bit of a down year for Voracek from a goal-scoring perspective, finishing with only 11 in 73 games. It was his lowest goal scoring total since his rookie season in Columbus when he was still only 19 years old. But there are plenty of reasons to believe he should be primed for a big season, including the fact he averaged more shots on goal per game than any other season in his career, was still a great possession player, and seemed to be hit hard by a significant drop in his shooting percentage.