Why did that go in? All of Jason Robertson's goals thus far
He's got 23, so let's take a look.
Jason Robertson is on pace for a historic season in Dallas.
The franchise record for goals in a season is 55, the record since the team moved to Dallas is 50. It looks like Robertson may surpass both of those marks after scoring 23 goals in his first 25 games.
So before his goal total gets to large to properly track, I wanted to do a “Why did that go in?” piece on Robertson’s goals thus far this season.
Oct. 15 vs. Nashville (third period, assisted by Pavelski and Hintz)
Robertson’s first goal of the season fittingly came on a tick-tack-toe passing play with Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz.
The play started in the neutral zone with Robertson, who dropped a pass to Hintz, got it back and then dropped it for Pavelski again in the offensive zone.
After the passing Robertson just starts to drift, he finds the open spaces, and it’s this movement without the puck that makes him one of the NHL’s most dangerous players.
Here he is in the slot, all of Nashville’s attention — look at the players’ heads — is focussed to the left side of the ice.
And Robertson simply keeps going to his left, and the defender’s right.
As Hintz opens up to create more passing angle, Robertson just follows his line for the easy finish.
Oct. 22 vs. Montreal (second period, assisted by Benn and Pavelski)
The first power play goal of the year for Robertson, and once again it’s one where he manipulate space well to create the shot.
Robertson has the puck in a potential shooting position here and changes the angle by using Benn as a bumper for a give-and-go.
And, bang, in the back of the net.
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