BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 29: Young fans cheer for Cody McCormick #8 of the Buffalo Sabres as he heads to the ice for warmups prior to playing the Florida Panthers at First Niagara Center on October 29, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3