A season is not made with one game, but sometimes, one game can define a season, and it can even change the way you think about a prospect.
Some nights, everything just goes right for a player – the puck never bounces around him, the posts are extra friendly, and every time he enters the game the crowd can almost sense a reason to cheer. Big saves or big goals are near on the horizon. Those are the nights every player wishes for, but they are few and far between, so when they do happen, they’re revelled and revered.
This week Hockey’s Future Top 5 takes a look the five best single-game performances by NHL prospects this season.
Axel Holmstrom (SHL playoff performance as a 19-year old), Christian Dvorak (6-point night), Ivan Barbashev (6-point night), Eric Comrie (66-save performance), Igor Shestyorkin (Subway series), Nikolaj Ehlers (6-point night).
Who’s single game performance impressed you the most this season? Are we missing anyone in our top 5? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
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