Two NHL rookies netted their first career goals on Tuesday night, while another newcomer scored one on the weekend that had been previously overlooked. The Boston Bruins’ Seth Griffith and the Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry each registered their first NHL goal on Tuesday while the St. Louis Blues‘ Jori Lehtera netted his in a Saturday win.
Griffith managed to stick with the Bruins to start the 2014-15 season, and finally started paying dividends in the Bruins 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. With the Sharks leading 3-2, Griffith buried a rebound past Sharks’ goaltender Antti Niemi to tie the game at three.
Lowry, son of former NHL forward Dave Lowry, ended up scoring the game-winner in the Jets’ 3-1 win over the winless Carolina Hurricanes. Lowry tipped in a shot by Jets’ defenseman Grant Clitsome to give his club a 2-0 lead early in the first period.
Lehtera’s goal was overshadowed by a hat trick from teammate Jaden Schwartz, and was a shot that Arizona Coyotes’ goaltender Mike Smith would probably like to have back. Lehtera skated in on the left wing and fired a shot five-hole on Smith to make the score 5-1 for the Blues in a game won by St. Louis, 6-1. Lehtera also notched a pair of assists in the win, both coming on goals by Schwartz.
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