It took a couple of call-ups and 16 NHL games for him to accomplish the feat, but San Jose Sharks rookie forward Chris Tierney notched his first NHL goal in a 5-1 Sharks win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
With the Sharks up 3-0 early in the third period and working the puck deep in the Canucks’ zone, Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins moved the puck back to Marc-Edouard Vlasic at the left point, who them relayed the puck to defenseman Brent Burns at the right point. Burns then lofted a wrister towards Canucks’ goaltender, Ryan Miller.
Chris Tierney scored his first NHL goal and had an assist, his first career multi-point game.
— Darin Stephens (@SharksStats) February 6, 2015
Tierney is in his first season of pro hockey after having starred for the London Knights of the OHL in the 2013-14 season. The Keswick, ON native has shuttled between San Jose and their AHL affiliate in Worcester, where he has scored seven goals and 24 points in 26 AHL games. Tierney is currently the top-ranked prospect for the Sharks according to Hockey’s Future.
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