Brian Gibbons is a phenom, a stud, and an incredible athlete. There are simply not enough superlatives to explain how fantastic the hockey that Gibbons is playing these past few weeks is.
Gibbons made a name for himself in the first round of this years’ Stanley Cup Playoffs when he made his NHL debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins. His incredible speed helped him accrue an assist and a goal in his first NHL game when the Penguins desperately needed a surge. His immediate impact on the team may grant him a spot on the roster come next season.
After the Penguins were eliminated in the playoffs by the New York Rangers, Gibbons returned to the AHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, where he played the majority of the 2014 season.
Yesterday, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins played Game 7 of their AHL Playoff series against the Providence Bruins and guess who had the best goal of the game? If you guessed Brian Gibbons, then you are a clairvoyant.
Check out this jaw dropping goal from Gibbons last night:
Gibbons just made everyone on the defense look like kids playing for the first time. Not only did he make sure he was onside, but Gibbons proceeded to deke out every defenseman the Bruins had before hitting a backhand shot.
The Penguins ended up winning the game 5-4, which gave them the series victory as well. The Penguins now move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.