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Patience Pays Off for Edmundson

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Joel Edmundson will always remember his first career NHL goal.

“I blacked out after I scored,” Edmundson said after the game.

OK then, so maybe he won’t.

Regardless, it took the Blues’ defenseman 60 games to finally light the lamp, and it's a moment he's been waiting for. That was evident from the big smile and outstanding celebratory fist-pump after his slapshot beat Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom to cap off a 4-0 win against Vancouver and clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“It was a special moment for me and my family. I’m pretty happy about it,” Edmundson said after the game. “I’ve been having way too many (missed) chances as of late, and I finally hit the net and it went in, so that was nice.”

Roommate and fellow rookie Robby Fabbri said he could have had two goals.

“I gave him (a pass) in the slot in the second period and I jumped when I was on the ice (thinking he scored),” Fabbri said. “I think everyone was really excited (when he did score). It’s good for him. He’s been wanting it for awhile and it was a nice one.

“I’m just really happy for him.”


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