Tomas Hertl was pretty quiet for a majority of the NHL All-Star Game Final.
But with 2:36 remaining in the final period, Hertl gave the Pacific Division a 5-4 lead with a breakaway goal.
The Pacific would hang on to beat the Atlantic Division by that same score, taking home the $1 million dollar prize.
Tomas Hertl scored the game-winning goal (his fifth goal of the night) to give the Pacific Division a 5-4 win in the final of the 2020 Honda #NHLAllStar Game.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 26, 2020
This is the third title for the Pacific under the 3-on-3 format, the most of any division (also 2016 & 2018). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/pNZ8czvmXr
The goal was Hertl's only marker of the All-Star Game Final, but his fifth of the night as he scored four in the semifinal game.
Despite Hertl's gaudy numbers and game-winning goal, he didn't take home the All-Star Game MVP. That went to the Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak.
Hertl will receive a hero's welcome when he returns to San Jose on Sunday. The Sharks open the second half of the season at home Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks.
Hopefully for the Sharks, Hertl can carry the momentum into the final few months of the season.