Oilers’ Zach Hyman sets new mark for goals in single playoffs by active player

Zach Hyman comes in alone and scores his 16th goal of the playoffs to put the Edmonton Oilers up 3-0. Hyman scores on the breakaway and barely gets it past Sergei Bobrovsky.

Move over Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, there is a new playoff goal leader among active players.

With his breakaway goal in the second period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday, Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman not only gave his team a 3-0 lead, but also set a new mark for most goals in a single post-season among active players with his 16th of the playoffs.

Ovechkin (2018) and Crosby (2009) each had 15 goals one post-season, but have now been outdone by the 32-year-old Hyman.

The all-time record for goals in a single post-season is held by Reggie Leach, who scored 19 goals in just 16 games during the 1976 playoffs with the Philadelphia Flyers.

In the last 30 years, only Joe Sakic (18) and Pavel Bure (16) have scored as many goals in the playoffs.

Hyman finished the regular season with a career-high 54 goals, good for third-best in the league. With his 16 in the playoffs, Hyman has now tied Toronto Maple Leafs forward and former teammate Auston Matthews for the most combined regular season and playoff goals with 70.

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