Taking a short-term glance, it could be an indication of what all TJ Brodie can achieve when he steps up.
In long-term sites, it may become a seminal moment in the career of the Calgary Flames defenceman.
The fourth Flames goal in Friday’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators, was the kind of play head coach Bob Hartley has been clamouring all season to see from Brodie.
After racing across the ice to keep the puck in the offensive zone by a whisker, Brodie wheeled and fired a high shot — it turned out to be deflected by David Jones — past Predators goaltender Devan Dubnyk to help complete the comeback.
“He can be a dominant NHL defenceman — that’s for sure,” Hartley said of the 23-year-old blueliner following Saturday’s practice at the Corral.
“TJ doesn’t know how good he is. That’s gonna grow with maturity, with experience … He’s still a very young player. You look at that third period — even on the bench, the players were commenting and saying, ‘Wow’. He was