“That was special. You don't see that too often. That was very, very special… He likes to score goals and you can see that by his celebrations. He loves to put pucks in the back of the net and as his teammates it's fun to watch him put pucks in the back of the net. It's been fun to watch in the first three games.”
– San Jose's Joe Thornton on Tomas Hertl’s four-goal game and fast start to his NHL career.