MONTREAL - When Nikita Scherbak lights the lamp, there's a very good chance the goal will make your jaw drop.
Of the 22-year-old Russian winger's four career goals in the NHL ranks, three really are of the highlight-reel variety.
That was certainly the case again in Tuesday night's win over the Dallas Stars, as the Moscow native capped the scoring with another remarkable individual effort during the third period while the Canadiens were on the power play.
After intercepting a Stephen Johns pass attempt at the Stars' blue line, Scherbak used his speed to work his way past Dan Hamhuis before beating goaltender Kari Lehtonen for his third goal of the season.
Needless to say, the Bell Centre faithful reacted accordingly…
Video: DAL@MTL: Scherbak nets PPG on great individual effort
Back on February 17 in Las Vegas, Scherbak made Marc-Andre Fleury a victim of his incredibly quick and dynamic hands with this super slick dangle.
Video: MTL@VGK: Scherbak busts out sweet move for great goal
His first career NHL goal in his first career NHL game was a good indicator that markers of this variety were in the cards at some point down the road, though.
Remember this beauty on January 7, 2017 in Toronto? Goaltender Frederik Andersen surely does.
Video: MTL@TOR: Scherbak scores nifty PPG for first NHL goal
But, Canadiens fans across the globe also knew something special was on the horizon when Scherbak scored this beauty on September 16, 2016 at the Rookie Tournament in London, ON.
Video: Nikita Scherbak scores a beauty
With Scherbak's skill set, goals like these are just the beginning.