Trevor Zegras continue to add to his highlight reel in his second NHL season.
Zegras pulled off a filthy between-the-legs goal against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night. It will go down as one of the better highlights of Anaheim’s year considering the team’s struggles this season.
During the second period of Tuesday’s game at Climate Pledge Arena, Zegras took a saucer pass from teammate Ryan Strome in the high slot before dancing in on goaltender Phillip Grubauer. Z fooled the Kraken netminder with a slick between-the-legs shot that entered the top corner of the net.
Check out this nasty Zegras goal below:
Zegras spoke at the intermission to ESPN’s Linda Cohn about the goal.
“I saw that our D had some room with the puck and Stromer our winger was kinda stretched out, so I tried to get up the ice to support him,” Zegras said. “He made a great pass over the guy’s stick and I don’t know…I just tried to make a play and it worked out, so I’m happy it went in.”
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Zegras shooting between the legs may seem like a flashy move for the sake of flash, but it’s actually a high IQ play. The Ducks’ forward was running out of space and a backhand shot appeared like his only option. Zegras changing his angle and shooting the puck forehand in the other direction completely caught Grubauer off guard.
This is the second time Zegras has produced a dazzling highlight for the ESPN national broadcast. You might also remember Zegras and Sonny Milano combined for that crazy alley-oop play against Buffalo last season on ESPN. Safe to say Zegras enjoys the national stage.
The Ducks lost the game 5-2, but it won’t have much impact on their NHL Playoff chances. Anaheim (21-35-8) is already 25 points back of a playoff spot and firmly in the Connor Bedard sweepstakes. The Ducks haven’t made the playoffs since 2018-2019 and are building towards a brighter future.
Zegras has been one of Anaheim’s best players this season, recording 20 goals and 53 points in 63 games. We’ll see what the youngster has in store for fans Wednesday as the Ducks are right back in action against Vancouver on TNT.