Video: Tanner Glass (!) scores first goal of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

If you expected Tanner Glass to score the first goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs … your name might be Alain Vigneault.

Seriously, more than a few jaws dropped as the enforcer scored a stunning – and stunningly nice – goal against Carey Price to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 lead against the Montreal Canadiens.

It’s only his second postseason tally and Glass only had one goal in 2016-17. His inclusion in the Rangers lineup is almost always the source of derision among stats-minded fans … so this is likely to prompt some amusing banter on Twitter.

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Watch the goal in the video above.

Check it out in GIF form, too:

This actually breaks a pattern of fairly well-known players scoring a postseason’s first goal. Nikita Kucherov started the fun last year and Brock Nelson notched the first tally of 2015. Remarkably, neither player is even in the 2017 postseason.

Things got a little chippy to start Rangers – Canadiens, by the way.

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