(Video) First NHL Goal: Sharks’ Goldobin nets first in second NHL game

By Ken McKenna
Nikolay Goldobin - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie forward Nikolay Goldobin celebrates his first NHL goal in a game against the New York Islanders (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)



In just his second NHL game, San Jose Sharks forward Nikolay Goldobin converted a veritable layup to notch his first NHL goal, a goal that gave his team a brief lead early in the second period. But the New York Islanders poured it on after Goldobin’s goal, scoring five of the next six goals in the game to take a 6-3 victory.

The Islanders had just netted a goal 21 seconds into the second period and were working in the Sharks zone after the ensuing faceoff when San Jose forward Joe Thornton gained control of the puck and carried it up ice along the right boards. As Thornton skated into the Islanders’ zone, he spotted Goldobin moving down the left wing towards goaltender Jaroslav Halak.

After spending two seasons playing for the Sarnia Sting of the OHL, Goldobin had a more varied season in 2014-15. He competed for HIFK Helsinki for much of the season, with a break at mid-season to compete for silver medalist Russia at the 2015 World Junior Championship. Once his season was completed in Finland, the 2014 first round pick then headed back to North America to play for the Worcester Sharks  of the AHL for the remainder of the regular season and the four playoff games.


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