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Video: Stars 2013 first-round pick Nichushkin scores first NHL goal

Nov 3, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

It took Dallas Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin 13 games, but he’s finally got his first NHL goal.

Early in the second period of the Stars Sunday afternoon game against the Ottawa Senators, Nichushkin broke into the Senators zone. Stars blue liner Brenden Dillon helped provide a screen and get Senators goalie Craig Anderson leaning to his left.

Unfortunately for Anderson, Nichushkin’s shot was going in the other direction beating him, giving the 2013 NHL Draft’s tenth overall pick his first of the season.

  1. lordfletcher - Nov 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    first of many. Kid has talent.

    -wild fan

  2. lilroot9 - Nov 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    First I beat you for my first goal, then I run you, taking you off on a stretcher. Hope he is alright

  3. mclovinhockey - Nov 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Shouldn’t it say “his first NHL goal”? Scoring the first NHL goal sounds different haha.

  4. bullwinkle88 - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Just the beginning of what I think will be a stellar career. The Sabres will regret not taking him.

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