(Video) First NHL Goal: Miller buries penalty shot in Oilers win

By Ken McKenna

Andrew Miller - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Andrew Miller beats Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen on a penalty shot to score his first NHL goal (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

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.

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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