There might as well be a photo of the Halifax Mooseheads' Jonathan Drouin next to the word precocious in the dictionary. Or his fellow rookie, Nathan MacKinnon. Either will do.
There are plenty of reasons the Halifax is poised to become the first QMJHL team in 11 seasons to overcome a 3-0 series deficit after winning 5-2 in Quebec on Monday. The ones with a wow factor involve their two yearlings who were taken 1-2 in the entry draft last summer.
On Monday, it was Drouin's turn to make a highlight reel and get some love from the TSN panel. Despite the fact a 27 C (80 F) day in Quebec City turned the Colisée into a steam room and reduced the ice to porridge, the 17-year-old handled the puck like it was magnetized to his stick when he scored a breathtaking goal in the second period. Drouin came in off the right wing and did the how's-it-going move on Quebec's Ryan Culkin, sweeping the puck in front of the defender like he was just there for set decoration before popping the water bottle on top of the net. Drouin didn't rest on his laurels, either, since he got an assist on a goal by (who else?) MacKinnon before the period was over.Read More »from Halifax Mooseheads’ Jonathan Drouin’s beauty goal brings team closer to historic comeback (VIDEO)