This NHL Prospect’s Crazy Goal Was Either Amazing Or Lucky, Depending On Which Broadcast You Hear

Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano has some sick skills with a hockey stick. You might remember him from the awesome “stick trick” video he put out before the 2014 NHL Draft.

Now with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, Milano is showcasing that talent at the pro level. The 19-year-old scored this nasty spin-o-rama backhander during AHL playoff action this week and it’s certainly a highlight worthy of your appreciation. Just look at this nasty backhand shelf:

Sonny Milano backhand

Also worthy of your appreciation is the drastic difference in play-by-play calls on the spectacular goal. At the top of this post you’ll hear the Monsters’ broadcast team basically lose their sh*t over the play. That’s an understandable reaction because, again, it’s an unreal goal.

Below, however, is the call from the opposing Grand Rapids Griffins commentators. They were, um, far less excited.

It’s always quite amusing to compare and contrast the different play-by-play calls attached to big highlights. Obviously, commentators have different affiliations with unique intended audiences. Griffins fans probably weren’t thrilled about Milano flexing on them, and that was reflected in their team’s broadcast booth.

With that being said, it’s pretty funny when guys end up sounding legitimately sad about having to call an awesome highlight. Sports!

(Via Bob’s Blitz)