He doesn't even know how he did it.
Rick Nash's phone was filled with text messages and voicemails when he woke up Friday. He also had half a dozen interview requests.Insane, simply insane.
That's what happens when you score the goal of the year in the NHL. "Yeah I know, it's been crazy," Nash told The Canadian Press after practice in Dallas.
By now surely, most hockey fans have seen it TV or on the Internet. "Wow," is the most commonly heard response after seeing The Goal.
Nash took a pass from Columbus Blue Jackets teammate Michael Peca just outside the Phoenix blue-line Thursday night, deftly stickhandled his way around both Coyotes defencemen Keith Ballard and Derek Morris before finally deking out goalie Mikael Tellqvist and firing into the open left side of the net.
Oh, and it was a game-winner with 21.5 seconds left in the third period.
"I don't even really know how I really did it," said Nash, whose Jackets play Saturday afternoon in Dallas. "You know, the one replay I've seen, it looked like the puck was on a string almost. It just happened so fast I don't even remember what I was thinking or what I was trying to do."