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Blake Coleman may have already scored the “goal of the year.”

What a play.

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This one is going to be the highlight reels for a very long time to come.

On Friday night the New Jersey Devils were taking on the the Winnipeg Jets in what looked like it would be a completely one-sided affair for the New Jersey Devils' early on. The Devils march out to an early 4 - 0 lead over the Jets only to see veteran goaltender Cory Schneider forced out of the game due to significant cramping, resulting in an amazing and improbable comeback from the Jets who would eventually walk away with a 5 - 4 victory. 

Now you might be thinking to yourself that a comeback of this nature would be the major talking point coming out of this contest, but thanks to New Jersey Devils forward Blake Coleman no one is talking about the comeback this morning. Instead everyone is focused on the outstanding goal that was scored by Coleman with just a little over 6 minutes remaining in the game's second frame. 

I do not think it would be crazy to suggest that this could very well go down as one of the very best goals we are going to be witnessing this season, and in fact many are already saying that Coleman has the "goal of the year" already locked up. Coleman was the recipient of an outlet pass from deep in the Devil's zone which left him in a 1 on 1 battle with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitri Kulikov as both men raced towards the Winnipeg net. In spite of their struggles neither man was able to win the physical battle here and that resulted in both men struggling against one another as they both vied for control of the puck.

Coleman however managed to retain enough control with one hand on his stick, this in spite of the fact that Dmitri Kulikov was all over him on the play, and somehow found enough power with that one hand to flip a puck up and over the Winnipeg goaltender to find the back of the Jets net and score New Jersey's fourth and final goal of the evening. All you need to do is listen to the audio to get a feel for how truly awesome a moment this was, but I highly recommend you watch the video as well.