I'm upset with myself. One of my favorite things to talk about in my weekly Ramblings is any first NHL goals scored by kids the previous week. I try to stay up to date, leading to and end-of-the-year Top Ten goals list (here's my 2016-17 compilation if interested). But while I've been using my Ramblings to dive way too deep into other subjects, I have shamefully forgotten to share the videos of moments these talented players will remember for the rest of their lives. So, no graphs or data from me this week – just videos of the outstanding achievements I've missed over the last few months. Enjoy!
Jack Roslovic times his skating right to be ready when the puck pops out:
J.S. Dea shows he can finish with a beauty top-shelf shot on the 2-on-1:
Travis Dermott achieves his dream with his dad in the crowd to share it with:
Same game – Justin Holl off the rush from a bad angle:
Ross Johnston gets a little help from the defender on his first:
Here's a nice little deflection on the PP from birthday-boy David Kampf:
A nice setup, and Paul Ladue finishes with a wrister:
Tyler Bertuzzi gets in close for his first:
The other Sebastian Aho capitalizes on the powerplay:
Colin White is patient in a good spot and places his shot perfectly:
Empty-netters aren't glamorous, but they make for a great story when you score from your own end without much time to line it up. Good job Duncan Siemens, who could've given up a long time ago but didn't.
Tanner Fritz with a wicked release for his first NHL tally:
Luke Witkowski gets behind the defence and doesn't look back:
Point shot from Joakim Ryan was a beauty (for my fantasy team):
An absolute clapper from John Gilmour for his first:
A slightly softer touch from Aston-Reese, but good shot without slowing down:
Tage Thompson shows us why he's going to de a deadly scorer for years to come:
Sticking with the play after the first save pays off for Casey Nelson:
Noah Juulsen picks up his first and gives Montreal fans a much needed bright spot:
First NHL game, first NHL goal for Anthony Cirelli. He'll be around for a while:
Thanks for readings (watching, really) and best of luck in fantasy playoffs!