You have to be good to be lucky. And that's exactly what Mikey Anderson was on Monday as he tallied his first NHL goal against the Colorado Avalanche.
Anderson took a slap shot from the blue line, which was deflected off an opponent's stick and into the back of the net.
"It feels awesome, it's very fun," Anderson said. "You dream about it so it's pretty exciting to have it happen."
Video: COL@LAK: Anderson nets first NHL goal off deflection
Video: COL@LAK: Anderson talks about scoring first NHL goal
Anderson made his NHL debut with the Kings on February 29 against his brother, Joey, and the New Jersey Devils.
Until that point, he spent the majority of the season playing for the Ontario Reign with Martin Frk and Gabriel Vilardi, both of whom were on the ice with Anderson when he recorded his first career goal.
"Having them be a part of the goal is pretty special," Anderson said. "Obviously I've got more games now under my belt. I feel like I'm getting more comfortable."
Regardless of how it happened, fans were equally excited to witness the milestone: