It's stuff of fairytale, made for the big screen, maybe even legend. Whatever it is, it's hard to script a better start to Cale Makar's NHL tenure with the Colorado Avalanche.
Nearly 35 hours after he signed his first pro contract, Makar scored his first NHL goal--on his first shot on goal, nonetheless--to help the Avalanche top the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday in Game 3 of the clubs' Round 1 series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"It was pretty exciting," Makar said of his first game he's dreamed about playing in since he was a kid. "The nerves went away after the first period, but it was fun."