Gallagher's really good at playing the Hero. I remember when he was playing for Canada in the World Juniors and they were losing 6-1 against the Russians, he single-handedly put the team on his back and dragged them back into the game, much like last night.
Gally is very clever on his skates last night he was being double teamed deep and deftly slipped both pursuers to make a scoring chance. Seems he can pivot and accelerate so well due his size. Clearly the Habs need to get smaller!
After the goal there was a moment Patches hugging Gally and DD -- looked like a proud father
Had a social occasion to go to last night, but they had a TV on briefly and one of the few bits of the game I saw was an amazing display of slippery determination by Gallagher. I'm certainly not comparing his overall game to Gretzky's, but when he completely fooled a pair of defenders to set up Patches in the slot for a goal, I couldn't help but be reminded me of the Great One. What a shift and what a play!