(Video) First NHL Goal: McGinn gets his first out of the way quickly in Hurricanes’ win

by Ken McKenna
Brock McGinn - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn played for the Guelph Storm of the OHL for four seasons, which included a trip to the Memorial Cup final in 2014 (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Carolina Hurricanes‘ rookie forward Brock McGinn checked off almost all of the boxes in his first NHL game, scoring his first NHL goal on his first shift (he also notched his first assist) as the Hurricanes defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: McCabe finds the net in Sabres’ loss

by Ken McKenna
Jake McCabe - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Jake McCabe celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates Zemgus Girgensons (L) and Marcus Foligno in the Sabres’ loss to the Florida Panthers (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe last week watched from the pressbox as teammate Marcus Foligno setup Jack Eichel for the rookie’s first NHL goal. A week later, Foligno did the same for McCabe as the defenseman scored his first in a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Svedberg nets lone Blackhawks’ goal in losing cause

by Ken McKenna
Viktor Svedberg - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Viktor Svedberg (R) is congratulated by his teammates after netting his first NHL goal (courtesy of Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

While it was not a memorable game for the Chicago Blackhawks, the loss may still hold some significance for defenseman Viktor Svedberg as the big Swede notched his first NHL goal in the Blackhawks 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals. Read more»

NHL-ready Pickard looks forward to the workload with San Antonio

by Sean Shapiro
Calvin Pickard - San Antonio Rampage

Photo: San Antonio Rampage goaltender and Colorado Avalanche prospect Calvin Pickard turned in a strong showing in NHL action in 2014-15, but will begin the 2015-16 season in the AHL (courtesy of Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

When Calvin Pickard was a 9-year-old in Winnipeg he made one of the most important decisions of his life — he wanted to be a goalie.

Pickard had first been “thrown into” the net when he was eight. And he played “pretty well” in goal, but still split time between forward and goalie until that all-important decision. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Randell tips home winning goal for Bruins

by Ken McKenna
Tyler Randell - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Randell shows off the puck that he tipped past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov for his first career goal (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

It is a long way from the ECHL to the NHL, but Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Randell is hoping for an extended stay with the big club. Randell helped his cause by netting his first NHL goal in his debut in hockey’s top league, with that goal standing as the game-winning goal in the Bruins 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Read more»

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