Joe Colborne Scores Shorthanded Beauty

While much of the attention yesterday was given to Johnny Gaudreau and his game tying snipe with 20 secnods left in the third period, it was another young player who had the beauty of the night.

Joe Colborne, playing in only his second full NHL season, tallied a shorthanded breakaway goal that tied the game 2-2 midway through the 2nd period. It was a huge goal for the Flames at the time, and Colborne’s hands would have made Pavel Datsyuk proud.

The breakaway goal came after Ducks defensemen Hampus Lindholm wiped out just inside the blue line, leaving Colborne open to take the loose puck. Colborne was on a clean breakaway from his own blue line, and had plenty of time to decide on a move to make. The decision resulted in a fancy one as Colborne really faked the backhand, and then pulled the puck back to his forehand and beat Frederik Andersen.

Colborne’s goal was his first career playoff tally, and an important one in the victory over Anaheim.

With Calgary’s win last night, the Ducks now hold a 2-1 lead in the series, with game 4 taking place on Friday.

Check out Joe Colborne’s beauty of a shorthanded goal below and drop us a note in the comments with your thoughts on the series!

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