Both the season's best goal and the assist of the year may have happened on the very same play during the Ducks' Tuesday night tilt with the Buffalo Sabres.
Around five minutes into the second period, Anaheim rookie Trevor Zegras held the puck behind the net and was looking for a way to dish it out front to teammate Sonny Milano. With it seeming like the side of the net was covered by back-checking forward Rasmus Asplund, the talented rookie decided to go the only other way.
Up and over, that is.
this Zegras dude's from another planet, complete extraterrestrial pic.twitter.com/9bCxIdQBSb
— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) December 8, 2021
Zegras wrapped the puck onto the blade of his stick "Michigan Style" and flipped it over the net to Milano who finished the beautiful dish by batting it out of the air and into the cage.
As you can imagine, hockey fans went absolutely berserk when they saw it.
— NHL (@NHL) December 8, 2021
Trevor Zegras understood the assignment from NHL 2006 pic.twitter.com/eQR11TovVF
— xTech (@xTechHockey) December 8, 2021
Milano is like "F YEAH BUDDY!" and Zegras is like "what did I just do." pic.twitter.com/NHxrNx3TnL
— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) December 8, 2021
it's just another feather in the cap of what's been a very impressive rookie campaign from Zegras. With the magical assist, the 20-year-old now has eight points in his last four games, and 22 points in 25 outings this season.
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