Watch Tyler Bozak dance past Wild defense before scoring backhanded beauty

BY Pete Blackburn • December 14, 2016

Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak got himself on the scoresheet Wednesday night in Toronto, and he did so in beautiful fashion.

When a defensive zone giveaway by the Wild's Jonas Brodin put the puck on the stick of Bozak, the Leafs' veteran center used the opportunity to show off his offensive skill. Bozak turned his defensive stick work into a scoring chance by undressing Minnesota defenseman Matt Dumba. Then, he settled the puck and unleashed a fierce backhander past goalie Devan Dubnyk. It was a thing of beauty for those who love forechecking.

Although Brodin's ill-advised pass attempt made it all possible, Dumba probably got the worst of this sequence. He was caught off guard, got danced around by Bozak and was left to simply shake his head in disgust.



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