Video: Flyers’ Bellemare scores his first NHL goal – at age 29

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had been waiting a long time for this.

Originally from France and after years of playing professionally in Sweden, Bellemare scored his first National Hockey League goal on Wednesday – at the age of 29. It came off a deflection from a quick rush up the ice, giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 lead in the back half of the first period against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stick on the ice, kids.

There’s also a little bit of history here, too: