(Video) First NHL Goal: Horvat lights the lamp in Canucks shootout loss

By Ken McKenna
Bo Horvat - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Bo Horvat celebrates his first NHL goal in a game where he was also named the first star (courtesy of Bob Frid/Icon Sportswire)


On a night that featured a pair of defensemen scoring their first career goals, Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Bo Horvat decided not to let the defenders have all of the fun as he netted his first NHL goal in what ended up being a 4-3 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

On the goal, Canucks forward Zach Kassian took a pass from Horvat and carried the puck into the Ducks’ zone along the left wall, then dished to Derek Dorsett who in turn sent a pass to a wide open Horvat in the slot. Horvat wasted no time in burying the first of his career past Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Ducks.

Horvat was the first of two first round picks for the Canucks at the 2013 NHL Draft. He played for the London Knights of the OHL the past three seasons, and so far has appeared in seven games for the NHL club this season. A return to juniors isn’t out of the question for Horvat, which could include competing for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship next month.


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