Can Zach Hyman Break the Playoff Goal Record?

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5 Away!

Zach Hyman is just 5 goals away from tying the NHL playoff goal record, currently held by Jari Kurri and Reggie Leach, at 19 goals in a single playoff run. If he manages to score 6 goals in the upcoming Stanley Cup Final, he would break the record and surpass legends such as Joe Sakic, Jari Kurri, Wayne Gretzky, and Reggie Leach. With the possibility of the Stanley Cup Final series going deep, there is a great chance for him to break this record. However, I’m sure that Hyman’s primary focus is on winning the Stanley Cup. As a fan of Zach Hyman, breaking this record would be amazing, but ultimately, I’d prefer to see the Oilers sweep the Panthers in 4 games, even though that’s unlikely. In any case, Zach Hyman is the perfect player to go up against the Panthers, as he can score some gritty net-front goals in clutch moments. Given that the Panthers are arguably the best defensive team in the NHL, having Connor McDavid as his linemate gives me hope, because McDavid is simply magical with the puck on his stick.

Shaq Hyman

Earlier last month, Shaquille O’Neal was playfully given the nickname “Shaq Hyman” due to Zach Hyman’s impressive ability to score close to the net in hockey. Shaq, who is widely considered one of the most dominant big men in NBA history, drew parallels between his dominance in the paint in basketball and Zach Hyman’s prowess near the net in hockey. During a live segment at the NHL on TNT Studio, Shaq made a special appearance, showcasing his humor and love for hockey. He grabbed a left-handed stick and comically imitated Zach’s moves, gliding around the studio gracefully.

Hyman’s Net-Front Presence

Hyman’s Biggest Goal of the Playoffs So Far

Hyman came through with a crucial goal in the series-deciding Game 6 against the Dallas Stars during the Western Conference Final. His goal gave Edmonton the boost they needed to secure a 2-1 victory, propelling them into the Stanley Cup Final.

An Amazing Teammate

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