(Video) First NHL Goal: De La Rose pots two in Habs’ win

By Ken McKenna
Jacob De La Rose - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Jacob De La Rose (L) celebrates his first NHL goal with linemate Brandon Prust in the Canadiens win over Columbus (courtesy of Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)


Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Jacob De La Rose liked scoring his first NHL goal so much that he decided to add another as the Habs went on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2.

With the Canadiens holding a 3-1 lead early in the third period, Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban gained control of the puck near the Canadiens’ blueline, then fired a pass up ice to Brandon Prust. Prust skated the puck into the Blue Jackets’ zone, curled along the right boards and fired a shot towards the Columbus net.

De La Rose’s second goal was a bit less tricky as he gained control of an errant pass from Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski, then fired the puck into the vacated Blue Jackets’ net to make the 5-2 final score.

De La Rose was a second round selection for the Canadiens at the 2013 NHL Draft. After playing in the Leksands organization in Sweden the past four seasons, De La Rose moved to North America to further his career. He began the 2014-15 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL but received his first call-up to the Canadiens in early February.

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