Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57), right, celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) and left wing Kris Versteeg (23) after scoring his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Chicago, Sunda
Nam Y. Huh
November 10, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) The NHL has changed Trevor van Riemsdyk's first career goal into the first assist for the rookie defenseman with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Van Riemsdyk was credited with a goal on a big slap shot in the first period of Chicago's 5-2 victory over San Jose on Sunday night. But the NHL changed the scoring on the play on Monday, ruling forward Kris Versteeg got a piece of the shot for career goal No. 106.

The scoring change also eliminated a historic first period for the Blackhawks. When the goal was credited to van Reimsdyk, it was the first time three defensemen scored in a single period for Chicago since the third period of an 8-1 victory over Edmonton on Nov. 27, 1992.

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