As somebody who was fine with the Ovy heating his stick goal celebration, I think that's a little ridiculous. Go ahead and run right past your team, kid.
edit: Just saw there was only 10 seconds left...still a little ridiculous to run all the way to center ice but it makes a little more sense.
They tied the game moments earlier and had the goal waived off when it was clearly a good goal. They were robbed. Then Yakupov ties it, in his third (?) NHL game, with under 6 seconds on the clock. I think it's less excessive than the Ovie stick celebration, which was lame and premeditated. It was a bit over the top, but it was real, pure emotion. The 18 year old was pumped.
See but that's the thing. It's like their 3rd game in the regular season. I don't think it's a "huge" goal.
I just don't think the goal deserved that kind of celebration where you blow past your teammates and slide to center ice.
If I was an Oilers fan I might be singing a different tune, who knows.
It was only huge because they legitimately tied it just before that and somehow had the goal waived off. So they went from being high about tying it to super low and thinking they're about to lose with a faceoff with 10 seconds left to the rookie scoring the big goal with under 6 seconds. It's not a "huge goal" in the grand scheme of things but to a super young team trying to improve on consecutive terrible years, against the defending SC champs, it probably felt huge to an 18 year old kid.