2016 draft eligible prospect Auston Matthews potted his third goal of the 2016 World Championship on Sunday when the U.S. took a disappointing loss to Germany.
Despite the loss, it was a beautiful goal.
He got the feed from Brock Nelson, who had his shot blocked. Matthews takes a couple of steps into the circle and fires one past German netminder Thomas Greiss.
Watch the goal below.
— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) May 15, 2016
The prospective number one overall draft pick has three goals and three assists, along with 16 shots, in six games for the Americans, who could miss a berth into the medal round if they lose to Slovakia in their final game of the opening round.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.