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Anthony Beauvillier scores hometown goal, dad cries

Rookie played first game at Bell Centre in Montreal with family looking on

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Beauvillier scores in return home

NYI@MTL: Beauvillier beats Price to make dad tear up

Anthony Beauvillier opens the scoring on the short side after a taking a solo lap pregame, scoring in front of his family in his return home

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No matter the outcome, it was going to be a special night for Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier.

Tweet from @NYIslanders: "This is the rink that everyone is dreaming to be on when you live in Montreal."@titobeauvi21 looks forward to playing at Bell Centre: pic.twitter.com/fhsvTYKUuM

He was playing his first NHL game at the Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens, the team he grew up idolizing from his native Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. His teammates started off the night by messing with him, letting Beauvillier out on the ice for warmups all by himself.

And then the 19-year-old rookie made his dad cry.

Beauvillier beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price for his sixth goal of the season and give the Islanders a 1-0 lead on Thursday night. The Islanders went on to win 3-0.

With plenty of friends and family in attendance, the cameras caught Beauvillier's father, clad in an Islanders cap and holding his son's jersey, wiping away tears. And who could blame him?

All around, a big night for the rookie.

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