Charlie Coyle did something Thursday night he hadn’t done in 28 games: score a goal.
Coyle was in the midst of his worst drought throughout his nine-year NHL career, so it certainly would have been understandable if he was growing frustrated or felt as if he had a monkey on his back.
But if you ask the 29-year-old, that wasn’t the case.
“It’s not about me and scoring goals, it’s about the team winning,” Coyle said. “It’s about me bringing what I need for the team to play well. … It’s not something that was weighing on me because it’s not about me. It’s about the team.”
Coyle has a point considering you win as a team and lose as a team. But seeing him finally find the back of the net was refreshing, especially with the Stanley Cup playoffs right around the corner.