Calgary Flames defenceman Nikita Zadorov followed Oliver Kylington’s lead in Sunday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, picking up the puck in his own end and skating it up the ice by himself before firing a pin-point wrister past goaltender Anton Forsberg.
Kylington scored a similar goal in Calgary’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, mixing in a give-and-go pass with Johnny Gaudreau before beating Jack Campbell on a breakaway.
Zadorov may not have Kylington’s wheels but he certainly possesses a heavier shot. He entered the Senators’ zone all by himself with two Ottawa defenders standing between him and the net; despite this, Zadorov managed to unleash a shot that whistled over Forsberg’s blocker to extend the Flames’ lead to 4-0.
Blake Coleman picked up the lone assist on Zadorov’s second goal as a Flame. Here’s the video of the play (and Zadorov’s nonchalant reaction to the goal), as posted by Sportsnet’s official Twitter account:
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Zadorov and Kylington now both have two goals this season, enough to lead all Flames defencemen. The 26-year-old Moscow product has two goals and three points in his first 10 games with the Flames.
Andrew Mangiapane, Elias Lindholm, and Matthew Tkachuk also have goals today for Calgary, which currently leads Ottawa by a 4-0 score late in the third period.