Jun 12, 2013, 9:47 PM EST
Before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final started, 20-year-old Brandon Saad had just four assists in 17 playoff games.
“Hopefully I’m saving them for this round,” Saad said.
The rookie forward’s prediction came true early on. With the Boston Bruins up 2-0 in the second period, Saad became the first player in a long time to blast a shot past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.
You can watch his first career postseason goal — not to mention the first Chicago goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final — below:
That marker ended Rask’s 149:36 minute shutout streak, according to CBC’sTim Wharnsby. Rask’s run dated back to Game 3 of Boston’s series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Video: Canucks honor Quinn with “O Danny Boy” 6
- Video: Stars’ Klingberg scores from center ice 4
- Report: Alfredsson retirement to be announced Dec. 4 5
- On the odds of fighting back after Thanksgiving 7
- Why are the Oilers still bad? Look at their drafting 21
- The Leafs are worth almost seven times the Panthers, says Forbes 20
- Isles make some history; Are the Flyers headed for trouble? 43
- Crosby, Malkin power Penguins, help Fleury grab 300th win 7
- Sooner than later? Bruins GM hopes Chara can return in 10-14 days 1
- With worst save percentage in NHL, Oilers fire goalie coach 22
- Video: Milan Lucic calls Dalton Prout one-punch ‘gutless’ (99)
- Prout drops Lucic: ‘As far as I was concerned we were engaged in a fight’ (88)
- The Leafs didn’t salute their fans last night, so that’s a thing now (79)
- Jack Johnson filed for bankruptcy, parents allegedly took advantage of him (58)
- Bruins’ Lucic expected to play against Habs after getting one-punched (Updated) (47)