By @StefanKubus –
He’s been red-hot to start his NHL career, and now Taro Hirose has his first NHL goal.
The Michigan State product and Hobey Baker finalist scored the game-winning marker in Detroit’s Sunday-night clash with their Original Six foe Boston Bruins, a 6-3 final.
Hirose took a great feed from Andreas Athanasiou, who broke through the Bruins defense seconds after Anthony Mantha scored his hat-trick goal. Hirose crashed the net and one-timed the feed home in the top shelf past Bruins netminder Jaroslav Halak.
Hirose had entered Sunday night already with five assists in his first six NHL contests.
Meanwhile, Mantha’s hat trick in the game was the first of his career, and he also added two assists, while Tyler Bertuzzi recorded his third-consecutive three-point game. Defenseman Filip Hronek also lit the lamp for the Wings.
Athanasiou, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Hronek joined Niklas Kronwall and Dylan Larkin as the Red Wings with two or more points in Sunday night’s game.
Watch Hirose’s first NHL tally: