(Video) First NHL Goal: Hishon nets game-winning goal in Avalanche win

By Ken McKenna
Joey Hishon - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche forward Joey Hishon celebrates his first NHL goal in the Avalanche’s 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators (courtesy of Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

 

Five years after being chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft, and after missing an entire season and most of another from the effects of a concussion, Colorado Avalanche forward Joey Hishon finally cashed in his first NHL goal – the game-winner – in a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

With seven minutes gone in the third period of a game tied at 2, Hishon gained control of the puck near center ice, then weaved his way through traffic into the Predators’ zone. Hishon then moved into the slot and fired a shot towards Nashville goaltender, Pekka Rinne.

Hishon returned to action after a long layoff that resulted from a hit laid on Hishon by current Los Angeles Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb when the two were competing at the 2011 Memorial Cup. The Stratford, ON native finally came back in the 2013-14 season, and has since played in 100 AHL games with the Lake Erie Monsters over the past two seasons, along with 11 NHL games this season.

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