Chicago Blackhawks rookie Dominik Kubalik has been a huge surprise in his rookie season. The 24-year-old entered play on Saturday leading all NHL rookies in goals scored, and he gave those numbers a boost in the Blackhawks’ 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kubalik scored two goals, and the second goal was incredible. Chicago’s Jonathan Toews fired a pass to Kubalik, who then took a a baseball-like swing with the puck still in the air and sent it past Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen.


Kubalik now has 20 goals on the season, and nine goals over his last seven games.

Kubalik is a huge reason why the Blackhawks are red-hot, with four straight wins and 10 wins over their last 14 games.

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