Photo: Glenn Gervais
Washington Capitals first-round pick Andre Burakovsky has been on a roll lately. With an eight-game point-scoring streak, the 18-year-old Swede is now tied for ninth in the OHL in goals (15) and tied for 18th in points (25).
In Sunday night’s 7-1 thumping of the Sarnia Sting, the crafty winger scored three goals for his first career hat trick in the OHL. With one more goal in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Oshawa Generals, that’s a four-goal weekend. Burakovsky also scored the game-winner in both games, giving him a league-leading five GWGs on the year. That’s remarkable.
Erie vs Sarnia
15 seconds into the above video, Burakovsky scores on the rebound after Stephen Harper’s attempt is stopped by Taylor Dupuis. This goal put the Otters up by two early in the second. At 0:28, Burakovsky scores off a wonderful curl-and-drag move, giving Erie a commanding four-goal lead by the time the game reached its mid-point. At the 0:38 mark we see the powerplay goal that restored Erie’s four-goal lead again.
Here’s a better look at Burakovsky’s second goal of the night. Look at that patience. Wow.
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Erie vs Oshawa
At 0:20, Burakovsky pick-pockets the defenseman in the neutral zone before firing the puck to the corner.