Bruins' Griffith Goes Globetrotter with Gaudy Goal
It's still early in the season, and yet another strong Goal of the Year candidate has emerged.
In the blink of an eye that is a hockey highlight, the Bruins rookie:
- Went between the legs,
- And shoveled a backhander
- With his back to the goal
Nothing like setting his own screen to keep New Jersey's Cory Schneider in the dark.
And nothing better than making the most of a second chance. Griffith was a late cut in training camp and only re-joined the Bruins when injuries and underperforming rooks created a need. This time, the 2012 fifth-rounder didn't disappoint.
His bit for showtime broke a 2-2 tie in the second period of a game Boston went on to win, 4-2. Because it wasn't a rout, he'll no doubt avoid the backlash that ultimately knocked San José's Tomas Hertl onto the injured reserve list shortly after he added a bit of French pastry to a blowout of the Broadway Blues last season:
Even a year later, the Sharks are convinced Hertl's display was a factor that put him in the crosshairs of Dustin Brown. It's easy to see why.
Griffith, though, didn't have time to think about flash. But he's clearly on more than one radar now when scouting reports are distributed.