(Video) First NHL Goal: Spooner’s OT goal gives Bruins much-needed points

By Ken McKenna
Ryan Spooner - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner was third in scoring for the Providence Bruins at the time he was called up to Boston, scoring eight goals and adding 18 assists in 33 AHL games (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)


It was impeccable timing for the first NHL goal of Boston Bruins‘ forward Ryan Spooner‘s career as his milestone goal came in overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

After the Devils had missed on an opportunity in the Bruins zone, Boston moved up ice with a 4-on-2 advantage heading into the Devils’ zone. Bruins defenseman Torey Krug controlled along the right boards and fed a pass to David Pastrnak. Pastrnak quickly moved the puck to Spooner skating through the left faceoff circle.

The 23-year-old Spooner has appeared in 35 games so far in his NHL career. He has spent most of his pro career playing for the Providence Bruins, scoring 39 goals and 97 assists for 136 points in 150 AHL games. Spooner was recalled by the parent club on February 8th and has been pressed into duty due to injuries in the Boston lineup.

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