With the Boston Bruins in the heat of a tight race for a wild card playoff berth, rookie defenseman Zach Trotman could not have picked a better time to score his first NHL goal. Trotman’s marker ended up being the game-winner for the Bruins in their 3-2 win over the division rival Detroit Red Wings.
With a little over two minutes left in the third period of a game tied at 2, Trotman gained control of the puck near the Red Wings’ blueline. After firing a shot that bounced off a defender, Trotman got the puck right back and moved it along the right wall before firing a shot on the Detroit goal from the faceoff circle.
Shot on net is never a bad play. One of oldest sayings in hockey. Zach Trotman just reminded us why it’s still true. #Bruins
— Tom Caron (@TomCaron) April 3, 2015
Trotman is in his third year of pro hockey after spending three seasons at Lake Superior State University. The Carmel, IN native has spent most of his pro career with the Providence Bruins of the AHL, where he has posted 13 goals and 43 assists for 56 points in 148 games. Trotman was a seventh round pick for the Bruins at the 2010 NHL Draft.
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