The Lightning’s Blake Coleman has fairly the knack for scoring objectives that persistently elevate the query, “How’d he try this?”
He has scored a couple of one-handed beauties in his profession, such because the one he notched in October’s season-opener when the then-Devils ahead flicked the puck previous Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.
That definitely was an early Purpose of the 12 months candidate. However the one he scored on Tuesday evening towards Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak took it up an entire different notch.
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Within the first interval of Recreation 2, Coleman took the move from Zach Bogosian — who, by the best way, was doing his personal spectacular transfer after dashing up the ice as he knocked the puck over to his teammate whereas falling — and someway scored whereas leaping parallel to the ice.
Truthfully, you will simply have to see it, from each views, to imagine it:
Simply, a Purpose of the Summer time candidate, if not the definitive winner already.
The entire aim was a magnificence, from Bogosian splitting the Bruins protection to Coleman going airborne and ending up within the web together with the puck. And, in fact, it obtained Tampa Bay on the board.
Coleman added a second aim within the third interval to offer Tampa Bay a short-lived Three-2 lead.
With two markers on the evening, Coleman, who was acquired simply previous to the commerce deadline in February from the Devils, now has three objectives and 5 factors in 10 postseason video games. He posted 31 factors (21 objectives, 10 assists) in 57 video games for New Jersey and one help in 9 video games for Tampa Bay.