After helping Martin Marincin net his first NHL goal two nights earlier, Edmonton Oilers forward Andrew Miller did himself the favor by netting his own first NHL goal in unique fashion in a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars.
With a little over three minutes left in the third and the Oilers holding a commanding 3-0 lead, Miller swooped into the Stars’ zone along the right side with a clear path to the goal. Dallas defenseman Jordie Benn managed to get his stick around Miller’s waist, pulling the Oilers’ forward to the ice and disrupting the scoring chance. But a penalty shot was signaled, and Miller received a second chance to score his first goal.
I believe Andrew Miller is the 6th NHL player to score his first NHL goal on a Penalty Shot
— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) March 28, 2015
After winning an NCAA national championship with Yale University at the 2013 Frozen Four, Miller inked a free-agent deal with the Oilers. The Bloomfield Hills, MI native has spent most of the past two seasons playing in the AHL for the Oklahoma City Barons, producing a total of 33 goals and 57 assists for 90 points in 110 games for that club. His first two NHL points have come in the past two Oilers’ games.
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