Zach Bogosian was a third overall pack in in 2008 behind Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty. His skating was touted as one of his strengths heading into that draft and the Atlanta Thrashers thought he would be a cornerstone for their franchise for years to come.
That didn’t quite work out for Atlanta or Bogosian. Many years later the big defenseman finally found himself in the playoffs. He hasn’t been bad. Nobody, however, expected him to make a play like this:
With room in the neutral zone he picks up a little speed and then dangles around Torey Krug and then splits the space between Krug and Brandon Carlo. As he loses his balance he feeds the puck to Blake Coleman (Anders Bjork will not win any awards for his backchecking on this play).
Coleman leaves his feet and Superman’s the puck under Jaroslav Halak’s pads before crashing into the net. Just a solid effort all the way around to get the Lightning back into the game.