Jaskin comes through with game deciding goal against Hawks
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 26: Dmitrij Jaskin #26 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on February 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images) By Ben Nelms
(HockeyStL) – With a bacterial infection and injuries plaguing the team during the month of October, the Blues opted to call Demitrij Jaskin and the move paid off as winger end up scoring the game winning goal.
After scoring a goal upon a review to take a 2-1 lead over the Blackhawks Saturday night, the Blues were pushing heavily in the offensive zone when Jaden Schwartz skated off for a change and Jaskin came on the ice. He then received a pass from Alex Pietrangelo and buried in the net to give the Note a 3-1 lead with six seconds left in the second period.
“I was there for about two seconds on the ice,” Jaskin, 21, joked as he deflected any praise about the goal, “It was a good job by Schwartz to get a good change and I just tried to go to the net.”
The goal was Jaskin’s second NHL goal, his last coming on December 28, 2013, also against the Chicago Blackhawks. Upon scoring the goal, Jaskin was clearly exuberant as he celebrated, even jumping into the glass.
“I’ve never seen him so excited,” Pietrangelo said, laughing that Jaskin might have received an excessive celebration penalty if they played in the NFL. “He played great tonight. He comes in a pretty big game there and stepped up to the plate.”