Schenn on first NHL goal: It took forever

Brayden Schenn scoring his first NHL goal in the Winter Classic made for a truly special moment.

Of course, getting a win in the Winter Classic would make it even more special in his memory, but he’s going to try and not let that get him down.  As it is, scoring the first goal of the Winter Classic and his career is pretty cool in itself.

Schenn kept things in proper perspective after the game.

“It was nice to get the goal, but it would have been nice if we got the win,” Schenn said. “Between being in the league last year and playing this year, it seemed like it took forever to get that goal.”

Getting down about scoring your first goal in the biggest regular season game of the year after all the injury problems he’s had this year would be like looking a gift horse in the mouth or something else entirely too cliché. Instead, Schenn can use this as the spark he needs to help carry him through the rest of the season and earning a more prominent role on the Flyers roster.

Take a look at how Schenn’s first marker looked in the first period of the Flyers’ 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

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Video: Taylor Hall scores his first NHL goal

It took eight games, but the #1 pick from the 2010 NHL draft finally has his first NHL goal. Taylor Hall gets his first goal thanks to a tip in front of Steve Mason off a Theo Peckham shot. Expect it to be the first of many in Hall’s career with the Edmonton Oilers.

Cam Fowler scores first NHL goal, leaves game with injury


Ducks sensational rookie defenseman Cam Fowler had a night he’ll never forget, although after the way it ended for him he may want to. Fowler scored his first goal in the NHL, a goal that put the Ducks up 1-0. Check out the sweet snipe he puts on here.

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It’s a beauty of a shot from Fowler, but unfortunately for him, he didn’t stick around to see the rest of the game after taking a tough hit into the end boards from Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Fowler left the game and didn’t return and he was seen with a cut on his nose and bleeding.

As for the game, the Ducks went on to beat the Coyotes 3-2 thanks to a late Corey Perry goal.