Your move, Trevor Zegras.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome made an incredible midair pass – one reminiscent of Zegras’ inventive lacrosse-style assist for the Anaheim Ducks last month – to teammate Alex DeBrincat for a goal against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.
Strome’s was a little different and somehow may have even upped the degree of difficulty.
While Zegras sat behind the net with some time and eventually flipped the puck over the goalie for a Sonny Milano goal [a move later pulled off by a Detroit Red Wings prospect in the WHL], Strome kept his eyes on deflected Patrick Kane shot that hit the boards and popped up right in front of him.
With no angle to slam it home, Strome seemingly took a half-swing at the puck, finessing a perfect pass to DeBrincat who found the twine.
Maybe the Blackhawks should have changed their name to the Cubs or White Sox for the night, because earlier in the game forward Kirby Dach netted a baseball-style goal.
A home run goal and a bunted assist? All in a night’s worth of hockey.