Slight in size, unremarkable when skating, Sergei Shirokov proved a player doesn’t need either to have some dominating shifts in the NHL.
With English that’s still spotty, Shirokov let his game do the talking Tuesday. He scored his first NHL goal with impressive dangle and the lucky touch of one Henrik Sedin. After missing on several second-period chances, Shirokov turned to his captain and asked Henrik to grace his stick with his touch. On the next shift he scored.
“I had a few chances, I could have scored on three or four good chances, and finally Henrik touched my stick and I scored a goal,” Shirokov said.
It made it a second period he will never forget, even if Roberto Luongo would like him to.