Mackenzie Weegar secured a 2-1 victory for the Calgary Flames with a goal in the final five seconds of overtime against the Vegas Golden Knights. Weegar described how everything looked from his point of view. He believes he had no alternative.
"That was all I had left," Weegar said, as quoted by NHL.com! "There was probably no backcheck there. I left it all out there, saw an opening, got up the ice as fast as I could, and that's sort of how it's been going for me this year." The Calgary Flames once again showed that they are a serious team that wants to do big things.
In the moments when you believe in yourself and your team, it is certain that you will have a good chance of success. "I thought it was more about us tonight. It's been more that way for us this year. Obviously, you want to play your best every given night.
There's a lot of stuff about this team being the reigning champs, but I thought [Dan Vladar] stepped up big and really bailed us out a few times there."- Weegar continued.
Dan Vladar reacts to his amazing performance
Dan Vladar was one of the team's heroes, given that he had 25 saves.
The Flames could not count on the first goalie Jacob Markstrom because he had the flu. Everything looked like a dream to Vladar! "As soon as I got in, I thought it was a joke, until the national anthems," Vladar said. "Then I was just trying to give our team a chance to win like I'm trying to do every single game.
Obviously, it turned out to probably be my best game of the season."
Vegas forward Nicolas Roy is trying to be optimistic. He believes that his team can fix things in the near future. "Not our best, not our worst, either," -Nicolas Roy said.
"It just feels right now that we don't find ways to win. Obviously, every team in this league is going to have bad stretches. We're in one right now. We're such a good team. We found ways to win last year. We've just got to bury one when we have the chance and get those wins, for sure."