(Video) First NHL Goal: Ferland pots eventual game winner in Flames victory

By Ken McKenna
Michael Ferland - Calgary Flames

Photo: Calgary Flames rookie forward Michael Ferland (R) celebrates his first NHL goal in just his second NHL game, a goal that helped the Flames earn a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)


The Calgary Flames couldn’t let their rivals to the north hog all the first NHL goal accolades this week. The Edmonton Oilers had a couple of their youngsters net first goals within a couple days of one another, so the Flames’ Michael Ferland got into the act, as well, as he posted his first – the eventual game-winner – in his team’s 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

Nearly seven minutes into the second period and with the Flames ahead by a 2-1 score, the Flames line of Matt Stajan, Drew Shore and Ferland worked the puck deep in the Predators’ zone. Stajan moved the puck up the right wall, leaving the puck for Shore as he moved toward the corner. Shore then moved behind the goal line and spotted Ferland heading to the front of the Nashville net.

Ferland is in his second season of pro hockey, with the majority of his time spent in the AHL with the Abbotsford Heat in 2013-14 season, and the Adirondack Flames this season. The Swan River, MB native has posted 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 57 games over his two seasons. He was a fifth round pick for the Flames at the 2010 NHL Draft.

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