(Video) First NHL Goal: Svedberg nets lone Blackhawks’ goal in losing cause

By Ken McKenna
Viktor Svedberg - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Viktor Svedberg (R) is congratulated by his teammates after netting his first NHL goal (courtesy of Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)



While it was not a memorable game for the Chicago Blackhawks, the loss may still hold some significance for defenseman Viktor Svedberg as the big Swede notched his first NHL goal in the Blackhawks 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Shortly after the Capitals scored to make it 3-0 in the third period, the Blackhawks moved the puck into the Washington zone. Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin gained control of the puck in the left corner, then moved it back to the left point to a rushing Svedberg. Svedberg nearly had his pocket picked by the Capitals’ T.J. Oshie, but regained control of the puck before turning his attention to the Washington net.

Svedberg signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent back in 2013, then re-signed prior to this season. He competed in two injury-shortened seasons for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, posting five goals and 18 assists in 84 games over those two seasons.


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