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Bratt scores in NHL debut, makes proud parents cry

Devils forward drives mom, dad to tears with second-period power-play goal

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Bratt's first career goal

COL@NJD: Bratt nets first goal, parents tear up

Jesper Bratt caps a pretty passing sequence and picks the corner on the power play for his first NHL goal, as his parents tearfully look on

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Jesper Bratt made his mom and dad cry Saturday, but it was for all the right reasons.

The New Jersey Devils forward drove his parents to tears of joy after he scored his first NHL goal in his debut against the Colorado Avalanche.

Bratt's power-play goal at 19:32 of the second period gave the Devils a 3-1 lead, and cameras caught his mom Karin and dad Conny applauding first, then welling up at their son's accomplishment.

Tweet from @mikemorrealeNHL: Here's Conny and Karin Bratt awaiting their son to walk red carpet. Jesper making NHL debut! pic.twitter.com/pE1Vq28lNL

And Bratt's parents certainly were not alone this week. Jake DeBrusk's first career goal moved his dad, former NHL player Louie DeBrusk, to tears in the Bruins opener on Thursday night. Of course, Auston Mattews' legendary four-goal debut last season famously turned on the water works for his mom, Ema.

Bratt added his second NHL point with the primary assist on John Moore's shorthanded goal in the third period. 

With a goal, an assist and two proud parents, Jesper capped the Bratt trick.

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