John Tortorella's hilarious comment about Owen Tippett's incredible ”Goal of the Year” candidate

John Tortorella’s hilarious comment about Owen Tippett’s incredible ”Goal of the Year” candidate

Morgan Frost delivered one of the best assists this season as the Philadelphia Flyers won 5-1 over the Dallas Stars at Wells Fargo Center.

The game was still goalless late in the first period when Frost blindly backhanded a pass between his legs to Sean Walker, who scored on the breakaway.

It would’ve been the best play of the night in most games played this season. But not this time, as a spectacular goal from Owen Tippett completely overshadowed Frost’s incredible assist.

Tippett had scored earlier in the game, and with just over five minutes left of the game, he took the puck from his own zone before spinning around an opponent for a top-corner backhand.

Fans went wild, and the goal quickly went viral on social media, with many claiming it was the goal of the year.

Tippett is having a great season with the Flyers, with 29 points in 45 games played. He’s recorded seven points in his last six games, and he’s probably never scored a greater goal than his second yesterday.

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It’s not often you impress John Tortorella with that kind of goal, but the Flyers head coach was more than thrilled over Tippett’s goal. Postgame, he commented about the goal, and fans found it absolutely hilarious.

“Tip’s just playing. He’s just not thinking, he’s playing. He doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing on that goal, he’s just playing,” Torts said.

TEMPE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 07: Head coach John Tortorella of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on from the bench during a game against the Arizona Coyotes at Mullett Arena on December 07, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

Tortorella rarely uses the biggest words, but he couldn’t hide how excited he is watching Tippett play right now.

“He has a chance … man, I don’t know where it goes,” Tortorella said per The Athletic. “He has an opportunity to be a really good player in this league. He’s kind of all over the place away from the puck, and I try and balance that in teaching him that part of the game without getting in his way offensively because he’s so dangerous. … The limit there, I have no idea where it goes. He could be a really good player.”

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