Who said the baseballing season is over? While technically the 2023 MLB season has come to an end, the effect of baseball has not. This was seen in a recent NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings when Tim Stutzle showed off his insane HR swing as he scored a late overtime winner.
One might wonder how this relates to baseball. The answer to that lies in the move Stutzle pulled off during this game. He would perfectly swing his hockey stick and connect with the puck in mid-air to slam it home with less than two seconds to go.
Hitting a baseball is considered one of the hardest things in baseball. While Stutzle may not have been a fan of baseball, he pulled off the shot perfectly. This goal brought out huge celebrations from his teammates as they all surrounded him.
His captain Brady Tkachuk was stunned to see him execute the move and praised him for it after the game. As per Ottawa Sun, Tkachuk praised Tim Stutzle’s late winner stating,
"He choked up on it and followed through. I saw a lot of home runs at Busch Stadium when I was younger. To see that was unreal."
Tim Stutzle’s late heroics saves the day for Senators in Sweden
As the NHL Global Series kicked off, the Ottawa Senators took on the Detroit Red Wings in Sweden. Played at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm, the fans were treated to a nine-goal thriller with an incredible overtime winner. The goal from Tim Stutzle saved the day for the Senators as they blew up a four-goal lead.
The Senators started off in quick fashion as they soon raced to a 4-0 lead. Goals from their captain Brady Tkachuk, both assisted by Stutzle saw them cruise through the early stages. However, the Red Wings were determined to not go down with a fight.
Goals from Lucas Reymond, Alex DeBrincat, David Perron, and Shayne Gostisbehere saw them make an incredible comeback and level the game at 4-4 after 40 minutes. Unfortunately, they were unable off their opponents as conceded in the dying moments of overtime to suffer a cruel defeat. Stutzle though turned out to be their savior for the Sens on a mesmerizing night in Europe.
Both sides have one more game left in their trip to Sweden. The Sens take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Red Wings would be hoping to put this defeat aside as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs in their next match.