First NHL Goal: Andrighetto scores Habs’ lone goal in loss

By Ken McKenna
Sven Andrighetto - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Sven Andrighetto (#58), shown here celebrating his first NHL goal, was a third round pick for the Canadiens at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

On another tough night during a tough stretch for the Montreal Canadiens, rookie forward Sven Andrighetto provided a more memorable moment as he netted his first NHL goal in his first NHL game in a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Dallas Stars.

Andrighetto, who was recalled by the Canadiens from the AHL‘s Hamilton Bulldogs, worked a give-and-go with Tomas Plekanec in the left corner of the Stars’ zone. Andrighetto took the puck to the front of the net and beat Stars’ goaltender Kari Lehtonen with a backhand to make the score 3-1 for the Stars.

Andrighetto has played in 20 games for the Bulldogs this season after totaling 64 in his rookie season in 2013-14. This season, the Swiss product has scored eight goals and added nine assists for 17 points in the AHL. He is currently the fourth-ranked Canadiens’ prospect according to Hockey’s Future.

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