The Rangers rookie Dylan McIlrath finally got what he deserved since making the team out of training camp: his first-ever NHL goal!
You never forget your first. And on a night of firsts, the saying holds true.
Overshadowed by the much-anticipated regular season debut of 2012 Rangers first-round draft pick Brady Skjei, there was another first-round draft pick that was on the ice.
And no, we are not talking about the baker’s dozen on the Edmonton Oilers.
The 6’5 rookie defenseman Dylan McIlrath did something that was due, he scored his career NHL goal.
At 12:06 of the second period, the Rangers won an offensive faceoff that resulted in the Undertaker’s howitzer from the blue line that found the back of the Oilers’ net.
As Bill Pidto would say in the MSG-150 spot, “Welcome to the National Hockey League!”