Just before the eight-minute mark of the third period, Hertl outskated his opponent at the blue line and drove towards the net. He then threaded the puck between his legs and flipped it up and over the right shoulder of Rangers goalie Martin Biron.
Hertl, 19, tied the Sharks' franchise record with four goals as he wowed the home fans at SAP Center, including his mother and girlfriend who were visiting from the Czech Republic.
The Sharks' 17th overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft had a good amount of hype surrounding him ahead of this season, with some belief that he would be a Calder Trophy candidate for this season's top rookie.
Watch the video below and tell us what you think of Hertl and his spectacular four-goal performance in the comments section below. Will it be a goal of the year candidate? Or was it too much for an 8-2 goal in the third period of a wild romp over the Rangers?
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