Aleksander Barkov scored a game-winning goal in overtime on Saturday. Now imagine what he could have done if he was looking.
The Florida Panthers forward picked up a rebound in front of his own net, fought off Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov near center ice then streaked down the right side, looked off goalie Alex Nedeljkovic and fired on net for the winner.
Barkov stared at teammate Jonathan Huberdeau, who was approaching the slot, from the time he reached the top of the faceoff circle until the puck trickled into the net.
Nedeljkovic got a piece of the puck with his pads, but was expecting a rebound and shifted his attention to that just briefly enough that Barkov’s shot slipped by.