Jun 12, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT
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.
- Workhorse goalies, forwards from last season 12
- Five interesting players still on UFA market 36
- Trotz will still cheer for Preds ‘like crazy’ 4
- Hextall: Advanced statistics small, but meaningful part of Kings’ success 7
- Hayes sees opportunity with Rangers 27
- Fanspeak: Martin Brodeur named greatest Devil in franchise history 14
- Devils’ Gomez considered retirement 7
- It’s New Jersey Devils day on PHT 22
- Fanspeak: Bobby Orr named best Bruin in franchise history 31
- Video: Bruins participate in commercials to promote NHL 15 6