Over the weekend, as the LA Kings faced the Montreal Canadiens, Blake Lizotte scored his first NHL goal against Carey Price! 👏
The Saturday night game at Centre Bell, which was Hockey Night in Canada, will be one the Minnesota-native will never forget.
The rookie, who has been praised for his strong work ethic in his first season, was finally rewarded with his first NHL goal, bringing him to six points this season (1-5=6).
Video: LAK@MTL: Lizotte swats shot home for first NHL goal
"It's a lifelong goal, ever since I started playing hockey. It's a pretty special feeling," Lizotte said after the game.
"I was pretty caught up in the game to be honest, I didn't really think about it a whole lot, but I'm sure it'll hit me soon."
Lizotte's success what bolstered by being paired alongside felllow rookies in what Todd McLellan referred to as the "Kid Line." Centered by Lizotte, the line also included two additional 1997-born players: Carl Grundstrom and Austin Wagner.
If this is any indication of the future, there is a lot to look forward to... because the boys are buzzing.
See Lizotte and the rest of the LA Kings play at STAPLES Center this week!