The Lightning’s Blake Coleman has quite the knack for scoring goals that consistently raise the question, “How’d he do that?”
He has scored a few one-handed beauties in his career, such as the one he notched in October’s season-opener when the then-Devils forward flicked the puck with one-hand past the Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.
That certainly was an early Goal of the Year candidate. But the one he scored on Tuesday night against Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak took it up a whole other notch.
In the first period of Game 2, Coleman took the pass from Zach Bogosian — who, by the way, was doing his own impressive move after rushing up the ice as he knocked the puck over to his teammate while falling — and somehow scored while leaping parallel to the ice.
Honestly, you’ll just need to see it, from both views, to believe it:
Easily, a Goal of the Summer candidate, if not the definitive winner already.
The whole goal was a beauty, from Bogosian splitting the Bruins defense to Coleman going airborne and ending up in the net along with the puck. And, of course, it got Tampa Bay on the board.
The marker was the second of the postseason — and the fourth point — for Coleman, who was acquired just prior to the trade deadline in February from the Devils. He posted 31 points (21 goals, 10 assists) in 57 games for New Jersey and one assist in nine games for Tampa Bay.
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