Carolina Hurricanes Patrick Brown scores first NHL goal (Video)

Hurricanes forward Patrick Brown scored his first NHL goal off a dump-in.

The Carolina Hurricanes might be nearly out of the playoff race but they still have a lot to play for. On Thursday night, the Hurricanes welcomed the New York Rangers to town. After honoring former Hurricanes captain Eric Staal with a video montage, Hurricanes forward Patrick Brown decided to show Staal what he’s missing with his first NHL goal.

The Rangers were a bit lazy going after that dump in so Brown decided to be bold and go in hard after it. He got rewarded for his effort by beating Henrik Lundqvist for his first NHL goal. On Brown’s goal, forward Jeff Skinner picked up his 22nd assist of the season and defenseman Ron Gainsay picked up his 14th assist of the season.

Patrick Brown scored that goal in his 11th career game (his fourth this season). Brown was signed by the Hurricanes after an impressive 2013-14 campaign at Boston College that saw him get 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points in 40 games while serving as their captain. He has 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points in 66 games for the Hurricanes AHL affiliate the Charlotte Checkers and he serves as their alternate captain.

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