Video of Day: Blake Coleman with an early goal of the year candidate


In a game the Devils are leading the Jets 4-0 in their home opener, Blake Coleman got his second goal of the night. It was how he did it that’s so impressive.

This one will be replayed on highlight reels for quite a while.

How?!?!?!?! With one hand no less to overpower the Winnipeg Jet checking him no less. To get that shot off and embarrass beat Laurent Brossoit is pretty awesome. Though I’m sure the Winnipeg backup would want that back.

Maybe the Jets should high curtail it out of the New York/New Jersey area with their tails between their legs. They gave up 6 goals to the Rangers last night. Now, have followed it up with another four in two periods. They trail the Devils 4-1.

New Jersey has goals from Nikita Gusev and Sami Vatanen too. But Coleman is the story with a pair including the jaw dropping highlight reel goal that made it 4-0. Dmitri Kulikov broke Cory Schneider’s shutout.

Hasan should have plenty more later.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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