Cale Makar just put in his bid for goal of the year.
The Colorado Avalanche defenseman spun away from Chicago Blackhawks,forward Kirby Dach along the left wall, switched from forehand to backhand and shot top shelf at 2:38 of overtime for a 4-3 victory at United Center on Tuesday.
With the win, the Avalanche are 19-8-2 and the Blackhawks fell to 11-17-5, but they didn’t dwell afterwards.
“[Makar] is an elite defenseman in this League, and that’s not just the first time he’s done something like that,” Chicago coach Derek King said. “Tip your hat and move on.”
“[Makar] is going to be a great player for a long time in this League,” Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan said. “It is what it is. He made a good play and it’s going to be all over the NHL Network tomorrow, but we did a pretty good job overall against him and against [Colorado’s] top players. Those guys are some of the best players in the world and they’re going to get their chances. It’s just about limiting them. It is what it is.”