(Video) First NHL Goal: Lindbohm gets Blues going in win over Bruins

By Ken McKenna
Petteri Lindbohm - St. Louis Blues

Photo: St. Louis Blues rookie defenseman Petteri Lindbohm didn’t just net his first NHL goal in the Blues’ win over the Boston Bruins, as he also had a bout with the Bruins’ Jordan Caron (courtesy of Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire)

 

After a sluggish first period for he and his St. Louis Blues teammates, Blues defenseman Petteri Lindbohm scored the goal – his first NHL goal – that got the Blues rolling to an eventual 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

After a first period in which the Bruins had the definite edge in play, the Blues forced a faceoff in the Bruins’ zone early in the second period. Blues forward Jaden Schwartz won the draw, immediately sending the puck to the left point to defender Carl Gunnarsson, who then fed the puck to Lindbohm waiting at the right point. Lindbohm wasted no time in firing a shot towards Bruins’ rookie goaltender, Malcolm Subban.

Lindbohm didn’t just spur the team with that goal, however, as he also got into a tussle with Bruins forward Jordan Caron.

Lindbohm was a sixth round selection for the Blues at the 2012 NHL Draft. He is competing in his first season in North America, with most of his time in 2014-15 being spent in the AHL with the Blues’ farm team, the Chicago Wolves. In 41 games for the Wolves, the Helsinki, Finland native scored six goals and added 11 assists for 17 points to go along with 56 penalty minutes. Lindbohm’s current NHL stint is his fifth call-up to the Blues this season.

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