Boston Bruins Goalie, Linus Ullmark, Scores Goalie Goal First in Bruins History
He did it. He absolutely did it.
Linus Ullmark, the Boston Bruins' starting goalie, scored a damn goal.
I told my good pal Kira this, and the WOW factor did not settle in until I repeated it.
A hockey goalie (you know, the guy in the net with all the big puffy pads on?) scored a goal from nearly 200 feet away. That is incredibly hard for any goalie during practice, let alone in a regular season game with the final seconds winding down. Talk about pressure.
Check out the sensational moment below.
As you can imagine, the place went absolutely ballistic, especially the Bruins bench.
Only eight goalies in the NHL have scored a goal, and Linus Ullmark became the first Boston Bruins goalie to accomplish the incredible feat.
Here is the stud with his "1st NHL goal" puck. It's a keepsake that he will cherish forever.
If you are following the Boston Bruins this season, you know it is a very special season and team.
Per usual, the goal scorer ran down the bench to fist-bump the team for the goal. This one looked a little different.
Look how happy every single member is.
Linus is leading the NHL in nearly every stat for goaltenders this season.
For starting goalies, Linus has the lowest save percentage, according to Icy Data, with 0.938. He is also leading the NHL in goals against average with a very low 1.86.
Well done, Linus. Thanks for keeping the Bruins in every game this season. I hope to see continued success through the regular season and well into the playoffs.