The Pittsburgh Penguins looked to have everything under control against the Anaheim Ducks, who are struggling this season. The Ducks are dead last in the Pacific, and the Penguins accordingly led or tied the matchup for almost the entire game.
Jason Zucker scored the opening goal just four minutes in, and the Penguins had 44 shots against John Gibson in regulation. But the Ducks showed more efficiency, and in the last period, they got ahead with two quick goals.
Trevor Zegras scored the go-ahead 3-2 goal with a quick release in front of the goal. Zegras has been one of the few positives in the Ducks this season and continues to improve from his spectacular rookie season in the NHL last year.
Zegras also had an assist on Ducks’ goal to make it 2-2 in the middle of the third period, but he for sure thought he had helped his team to score even earlier.
In the dying moments of the second period, Zegras delivered an incredible pass to Mason McTavish, who basically had an open net. His shot was good, but Casey DeSmith’s save even greater. He pulled off a spectacular glove save, allowing the Penguins a little breathing room.
Fans probably thought that the Ducks had tied the game, and so did Trevor Zegras. He was absolutely sure that McTavish had scored, and when he realized that DeSmith had saved the puck, he just couldn’t help himself from laughing.
He held his hands above his head in pure disbelief, and his jaw just dropped. Zegras is one of the nicest and funniest guys in the league, and this reaction proves it. What an incredible player and person.
The Pens tied the game 3-3 with just 25 seconds left of regulation and then scored the game-winning goal 35 seconds into overtime.