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New York Islanders’ Josh Ho-Sang scores first-career NHL goal (Video)

Mar 2, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders right wing Josh Ho-Sang (66) skates in his first career NHL game during the second period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Islanders needed a big response against the Edmonton Oilers after a debilitating first period in Calgary on Sunday night. Josh Ho-Sang gave them what they were looking for.

It was on the powerplay in the first period against the Edmonton Oilers.

That’s the story that Josh Ho-Sang will be telling years from now once he’s an accomplished NHL top-six forward. The young 21-year-old rookie scored on the power play for the Islanders in the last three minutes of the first period.

The Islanders were given a powerplay after a Drake Caggiula committed a high-sticking penalty against Andrew Ladd. Ho-Sang parked himself at the top of the point and found a perfect seam through several players.

The rocket of a slapshot was enough to squeeze through and fool goaltender Cam Talbot. The assists went to Thomas Hickey and Shane Prince.

The Islanders are currently playing the Oilers and lead 2-1 halfway through the second period.

Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.