The Pittsburgh Penguins may have drafted him, but defenseman Joe Morrow ended up scoring his first NHL goal as a member of the Boston Bruins. To make the moment sweeter for Morrow, the goal was scored against the Penguins, albeit in a losing cause as Pittsburgh won, 3-2, in overtime.
With the Bruins having just tied the score at one apiece early in the second period, the play moved back into the Penguins zone. Bruins defenseman Doug Hamilton fed a cross-ice pass to Morrow, who then lofted a shot towards the Penguins’ net that eluded a screened Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead and their second goal in 28 seconds.
Morrow was chosen by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft. Morrow was then dealt by the Penguins to the Dallas Stars in the deal that brought Brendan Morrow to the Penguins at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline. Less than four months later, Morrow was again traded, this time to the Bruins in the deal that sent Tyler Seguin to the Stars. Morrow has appeared in 12 games for the Bruins so far in the 2014-15 season, with his goal being his first NHL point.
1st NHL goal for Joe Morrow. Said this morning he’d block a puck with his face if necessary against team that drafted him.
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) November 25, 2014
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