(Video) First NHL Goal: Tennyson nets game-tying goal in Sharks win

By Ken McKenna
Matt Tennyson - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie defenseman Matt Tennyson played NCAA hockey at Western Michigan University before turning pro in 2012 (courtesy of Tommy LaPorte/Icon Sportswire)


After a call-up one week ago from the AHL‘s Worcester Sharks, San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Tennyson netted his first NHL goal, a game-tying goal, in the Sharks’ 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

With the Oilers leading 3-2, Tennyson took a pass in the neutral zone from Tommy Wingels and skated into the Oilers zone along the right wall. Tennyson took a fairly harmless looking shot from the circle that beat Oliers’ goaltender Ben Scrivens on the far side to tie the game at three.

Tennyson had spent the past two seasons and most of this one playing for the AHL Sharks after three seasons at Western Michigan University. In 140 AHL games to date, Tennyson has scored 16 goals and added 40 assists for 56 points to go along with 87 penalty minutes. In eight NHL games, Tennyson has one goal and two assists.

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