(Video) First NHL Goal: Shore opens scoring for Kings in win over Islanders

By Ken McKenna
Nick Shore - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings rookie forward Nick Shore (#37) tips home a shot by teammate Dustin Brown in the Kings’ 3-2 win over the New York Islanders (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings are making a late-season push to secure a place in the 2015 postseason, with Kings rookie forward Nick Shore making his own contribution to the cause. Shore scored the first goal of the game for the Kings – his first NHL goal – to help get his team moving towards a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

With a second period 5-on-3 advantage having just expired for the Kings and the Islanders leading by a 1-0 score, captain Dustin Brown carried the puck through the neutral zone and into the Islanders zone. Brown continued behind the net and moved up along the right boards before firing a shot towards Islanders goaltender, Jaroslav Halak.

Shore is in his second season of pro hockey after having played for the University of Denver for three seasons. The Denver, CO native had a productive first season playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, but he took his game to another level this season, scoring 20 goals and adding 22 assists for 42 points in 38 AHL games. The 2011 third round pick has competed in 28 NHL games so far this season, adding  five assists to the goal that he scored against the Islanders.

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