When this year’s Calder Trophy nominees came out, people who don’t watch enough Chicago Blackhawks games were pretty confused.
Everyone had the honour set to be a race between the Avs’ Cale Makar and the Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, and no one but Chicago fans paid much mind to the Blackhawks’ Dominik Kubalík.
On Saturday, in a fanless and quarantined postseason debut no one could have imagined, Kubalik made himself impossible to ignore.
The Czech native popped off in the debut, five points within the first two periods. Kubalik notched three assists in the first, and then two power play goals in the
second to make him the first player to record five points in a postseason debut. Ever.
Of course, Twitter reacted accordingly.
Don’t expect to forget this guy’s name anytime soon.