(Video) First NHL Goal: Marincin gets Oilers started in win over Avalanche

By Ken McKenna
Martin Marincin - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Martin Marincin (R) celebrates after scoring his first NHL goal in a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche (courtesy of Steven Alkok/Icon Sportswire)


The Edmonton Oilers sport a young lineup, so it is no surprise that the team would feature two youngsters netting their first NHL goals within two days of one another.

On Wednesday night, Oilers second-year defenseman Martin Marincin potted his first – the first goal of the game – in a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Early in the first period, Edmonton forward Anton Lander worked the right wall in the Avalanche zone. Lander moved up the right boards, then dropped a pass to forward Andrew Miller in the faceoff circle. Miller spotted Marincin moving in from the point and quickly moved the puck to the oncoming defender.

Marincin, a native of Kosice, Slovakia, has played in 34 games for Edmonton after logging 44 NHL games in 2013-14. In his 78 NHL games to date, Marincin has produced his goal along with seven assists and 32 penatly minutes.

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