Harry Zolniercyzk puts hat in Goal of the Year race

It might be appropriate, what with the Super Bowl just around the corner, to say that Harry Zolniercyzk went into Beast Mode, if only temporarily.

Zolnierczyk, who is in the middle of a career year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, buried his 13th of the season last night as the Pens shutout the Syracuse Crunch, and he did it with style.

Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers after four years at Brown University, Zolnierczyk was dealt to the Anaheim Ducks, who subsequently traded the 26-year-old forward to the Pens in exchange for Alex Grant.

A Toronto, Ont. native, Zolnierczyk is on pace for the most productive season of his professional career. With 24 points (13-11) in 34 games, Zolnierczyk has already surpassed his career best in points in a single AHL campaign.