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Tomas Hertl's Four-Goal Performance Inspires Amazing Nicknames (VIDEOS)

10/09/2013 01:51 EDT | Updated 10/09/2013 04:23 EDT

San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl is going to be remember this for the rest of his life.

The Sharks trounced the New York Rangers 9-2 on Tuesday night and Hertl was a big part of it, scoring four goals. Yes, you read that right. Four goals.

The highlight was probably his fourth goal to put the Sharks up 8-2. Watch the video above, we'll give you a minute.

"This is a dream. This is crazy. I've never scored more than two in a game, maybe," Hertl told reporters after the game.

"If Allen Iverson played hockey, he would have scored this goal. Steel yourselves, children's hockey coaches everywhere, to lose thousands of kid-hours going forward in the pursuit of this goal," wrote Grantland's Katie Bakes.

Here it is again.

[ED NOTE: Owww, we just pulled a calf muscle trying that move in our office]

The 19-year-old Czech rookie's performance also inspired some amazing nicknames from hockey watchers. Some of our favourites.

Yes, T-shirts are available.

Here are some other great reactions on Twitter:

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Oh yeah, Hertl now has six goals in his first three games. And if you didn't think that was enough, check out this kid's charming post-game interview.