GLENDALE -- Coyotes forward Mario Kempe, playing his first season in the NHL at age 29, scored the first goal of his career on Saturday night in Arizona's 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at Gila River Arena.
Kempe notched his goal at 15:31 of the first period when he redirected a shot by Anthony Duclair past Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin. The goal, which gave Arizona a short-lived 1-0 lead, was originally credited to Duclair, but was changed to Kempe during the first intermission.
"Honestly, I didn't even know it hit me first," Kempe said. "That's what they said on the replay, that it hit my stick. I don't really care. That's a personal milestone. For me, I just want to get a win right now. Personal stuff comes after."