With an alley-oop on ice, Zegras’ ingenious play sends hockey world into frenzy

Watch as Anaheim Ducks forwards Sonny Milano and Trevor Zegras combine for an unbelievable goal, as Zegras flips the puck to Milano from behind the net who finishes it off by batting it out of mid-air.

We’ve all seen the Michigan, but have you ever seen the Michigan assist?

Enter Trevor Zegras.

In the second period of an Anaheim DucksBuffalo Sabres game on Tuesday, Zegras picked the puck up onto his stick behind the net, and instead of trying to it score himself like Mike Legg in 1996, smoothly lobbed it over the frame for teammate Sonny Milano to hammer it home — creating one of the most unique goals in hockey history.

“I was sold on the pass. Once I heard him yell ‘Michigan’ to me, I kind of wanted to get it to him,” said Zegras about Milano post-game.

“I expected him to do the Michigan by himself before I even called for it,” said Milano, “but he wasn’t doing it so I was like ‘Michigan! Michigan!’ and he just ended up just throwing it to me.”

A goal with that kind of skill could make waves in a neighbourhood ball-hockey tournament, or even in a video game.

Doing it in the National Hockey League? Oh my goodness.

Of course, the hockey world lit up on Twitter.

Zegras might’ve even drawn inspiration from seeing it in a video game.

The goal was so spectacular that both players immediately had priceless expressions, reacting in disbelief at what they’d done.

For Zegras, he was shocked that a Michigan-style play finally came together for him.

“I still can’t believe it worked,” said Zegras. “I tried it a couple times and haven’t even come close. For him to whack it out of the air and keep it under the crossbar was pretty incredible.”

Milano, on the other hand, says he expected nothing less from his supremely skilled teammate.

“Yeah I was in shock… Actually not really, I kind of expected it from him, so yeah, zero shock,” said Milano while chuckling.

“I don’t know how many guys were ready for that pass, but (Milano) definitely was,” added Zegras.

Some people even called Zegras a magician, something that used to be reserved for “Magic Man” Pavel Datsyuk.

Believe it or not, Datsyuk even attempted this himself, but didn’t produce a goal.

Could there be more never-before-seen plays coming from the NHL’s newest magician? Don’t count it out.

“Hopefully I can try something else, I don’t know,” said Zegras when asked how he could top his sensational play. “I think we play in a couple days, I’ll try to think of some stuff.”

And the reaction doesn’t stop there…

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