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Video: Nyquist scores another highlight reel goal

Mar 30, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

Red-hot Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist isn’t just scoring goals during this torrid stretch … he’s often providing jaw-droppers. His 27th goal of the 2013-14 season certainly qualifies as highlight reel material, as he befuddled the Tampa Bay Lightning (including goalie Ben Bishop) on this stunner:

Here are a few of the pertinent numbers regarding the 24-year-old’s incredible pace:

  • He’s on a nine-game point streak with only one contest (March 27) coming without a goal. Overall, he has 10 goals and two assists in the past eight games and one more goal (and counting?) on Sunday.
  • If he finishes without another goal tonight, he’ll still have an incredible 22 in his last 27 games.
  • He also has 12 goals in the month of March (at the moment).

It’s getting to the point where he’s generating some serious Hart Trophy talk (at least as a top-five contender, as most acknowledge he hasn’t played in enough games). If nothing else, it’s reasonable to say that he’s the main reason that the Red Wings are currently in position to make yet another playoff run.

They might need just a little more magic from him to get all the way there, though. At this point, would you doubt Nyquist?

  1. slaugin - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    He has been unbelievably since getting the full time gig. That was pretty amazing.

  2. tomas3345 - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Beautiful

  3. lowenni - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Where did this guy come from? He was never a big-hype prospect, and although he established himself as a player to watch in his time in the AHL, I never could’ve expected him to score like this or at this pace. Beautiful goal. Don’t expect him to be a 50 goal scorer or anything but he’s obviously gonna be a star. If Detroit is healthy next year and their top players produce they’re gonna be stacked on offense. Watch out for Tomas Tatar too, the kid has unbelievable hands.

    • nemobhax - Mar 30, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      I picked up Nyquist in my fantasy league in early February… now I’m playing for the championship. I had never heard of him before!

    • tomas3345 - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      I dont know what is better the prospects the red wings have or the scouting staff for finding these guys

    • 2dollarpbrs - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      Nyquist led the NCAA in points at UMaine ( and somehow didn’t win the Hobey Baker ) so he didn’t exactly come out of nowhere

    • dtownbeatdown - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      Datsyuk I believe was a 6th round Draft pick and nobody heard of him before either. Nyquist has had a buzz in Detroit for the past 2 seasons. We were pissed that Cleary got resigned keeping Nyquist out of the lineup the first 28 games or so. The kid is going to be a stud, look out for Tatar too. Both are going to be 60 to 70 point guys yearly, and Zetterberg and Datsyuks replacements eventually. These kids won the Calder cup last year in the AHL, the Red Wings have the best prospects in the league and will continue their success as an organization.

  4. donny - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    And 1!

  5. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Kid’s amazing. The Red Wings develop another no name European into a stud. Tatar and Nyquist taking the torch from Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

  6. nicofthenorthstar - Mar 30, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Just the moment you thought the Wings were getting old and might be facing something of a rebuild, they trot this kid out. Unreal. What an organization.
    And this Nyquist kid – what can you even say about him? It’s been a while since we’ve seen someone with the knack for finding the back of the net game after game. Hope he can keep doing it.

  7. Simon Says Sport - Mar 31, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    He so just showing everyone why he is the NHL’s biggest underrated player.

  8. mackattack29 - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Watched him while he was in college it really is no surprise if anyone had watched him previously in his career his potential was always to be an elite forward just nobody knew if he would actually reach it. So far so good haha.

  9. 101starmymedic - Mar 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    I literally cracked my TV screen when he scored that goal, I leapt out of my chair so fast the remote flung out of my lap and flew smack into my screen. Bye bye Sammy Samsung :(

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