We've been following Jordan Schroeder's first year in the NHL very closely -- catching his first career game, his first point in the NHL and even his shootout winner earlier this year. Last night, the former Gopher officially tallied his first NHL goal (and then added another) in Vancouver's 5-1 win over Calgary.
Here's Schroeders' first NHL goal -- the eventual game winner on Saturday night for the Canucks:
Schroeder and former Gopher defenseman Keith Ballard both finished the game as plus-ones for the Canucks.
"It kind of feels like a weight off your shoulders because you want to get that first one so bad," Schroeder said after the game. "And to be able to get two in one night, it's always good."
Speaking of the second goal:
Kessel Notches Three Points in Toronto Win
Phil Kessel rifled a goal home and picked up two assists as the Maple Leafs blanked Montreal 6-0 on Saturday night. Kessel has two goals and eight assists in 12 games this season including this lovely wrister.