Chances are few people are ever going to remember the result of a preseason NHL hockey game, but Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry just gave the world a reason to remember the final one of the 2016-17 season for the Ducks.
With the Ducks and San Jose Sharks tied up after the third period, the teams headed in to overtime. Yes, there’s overtime in preseason NHL hockey folks. Who knows why!
Thankfully, that’s where Corey Perry of the Ducks stepped up and put everyone out of their misery. The right winger was part of the 3-on-3 action in the OT period, and not only did he score the game-winning goal, he did it in incredible fashion as well.
After taking the puck at the blue line, Perry managed to skate to the circle, circle back to the middle, put his back to the goal and still turn around after the defense cleared behind him and wrist the game-winner into the back of the net.
As the saying goes “patience is a virtue,” and Perry certainly understood that one on this goal.
We’re also guessing that he won’t be having that kind of space to move in a regular season NHL game.