Chicago Blackhawks rookie forward Teuvo Teravainen probably hoped for a different outcome after scoring his first NHL goal in his team’s 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Teravainen’s goal came in the third period and drew the Blackhawks to within one of the Jets, but Chicago couldn’t even it up after that.
With the Winnipeg Jets working to clear the zone, Jets’ defenseman Dustin Byfuglien attempted a pass from behind his net up the wall to his left. But a pinching Michal Rozsival intercepted the pass and quickly fired the puck to Patrick Kane in the slot. Kane didn’t get control of the pass, however, but Teravainen was behind Kane ready to pounce.
Teravainen has spent the majority of the 2014-15 season, his first full season in North America, with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. In 33 games for the Blackhawks’ farm team, Teravainen has scored six goals and added 17 assists for 23 points. The Helsinki, Finland native was called up to the Blackhawks on January 2nd, with his goal against the Jets also being his first NHL point. Teravainen is currently ranked 10th in the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects.
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