The wait is over. After earning praise from Head Coach Joel Quenneville and his teammates for his on-ice contributions, Brandon Saad notched his first goal—of what we can only assume will be many—at the NHL level. His tally got the Blackhawks on the board on Tuesday at San Jose in an eventual 5-3 victory.
"I had my chances throughout the season, and it finally happened tonight," Saad told the media after the game. "It's pretty exciting."
Teammate Patrick Kane had faith that the 20-year-old rookie would reach that milestone soon enough.
"It was a long time coming for him," Kane said. "He played great again tonight. He's fast and gets a lot of chances, especially playing with Johnny [Toews] and [Marian] Hossa. He's been a great addition and I’m sure we’ll see many more from him. Everyone in here’s happy for him.”