The Ottawa Senators rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday evening.
After Brady Tkachuk scored twice in the third period, Matt Duchene showcased some ridiculous hand-eye to net the eventual game-winning goal with 2:59 remaining.
The incredible effort from Duchene capped a three-goal third period for Ottawa.
Duchene’s initial shot was blocked by Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, but he batted the rebound out of the air and past goalie Anthony Stolarz.
Here’s a look at the goal:
— NHL (@NHL) November 28, 2018
Matt Duchene scores the game-winner with some unreal hand-eye pic.twitter.com/sXOcOqOHpT
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 28, 2018
The Flyers desperately needed a victory after relieving GM Ron Hextall of his duties. Another blown lead leading to a loss doesn’t bode well for current head coach Dave Hakstol.
While the Flyers really needed a victory, the Senators were also looking to get back in the win column after a four-game losing streak. They were able to end the skid thanks to Duchene’s wizardry.
The beat goes on for the former Avs’ forward. Duchene is up to 11 goals and 31 points in 25 games — on track for a career year.
Given the incredible hand-eye displayed by Duchene, you will very likely see this goal again on the top 10 plays of the 2018-19 NHL season.