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Filip Zadina scores first NHL goal


By @MichaelCaples –

Well, the Red Wings lost, but there was still some good news for Red Wings fans Tuesday night.

Filip Zadina has scored his first NHL goal.

Tuesday’s game against the Avalanche, marked the fourth NHL game for Zadina, the Wings’ first-round pick in last summer’s NHL Draft.

He scored at the 17:43 mark of the third period, registering the go-ahead goal for the Wings. A minute later, Colorado scored to even the game at 3 and force overtime.

Nathan MacKinnon found the back of the net in overtime to give the Avs the win.

Zadina’s strike, meanwhile, was a one-timer on a power play; hopefully it’s a sign of many things to come.

The goal:


Longer version:

Zadina logged 18:16 worth of ice-time Tuesday, his highest total in his short NHL career. Of those 18-plus minutes, 3:06 came on the power play.

He finished +1 with five shots on goal, along with one hit and one takeaway.