Montreal Canadiens winger Daniel Carr put together a whole lot of firsts in one quick burst against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
He scored the first goal of the game in Raleigh, and it came on the 24-year-old's first shot on his first NHL shift, a wraparound tally that snuck past goalie Cam Ward's left leg pad.
It's an auspicious start for the undrafted rookie and Union College alum, who now has another souvenir to add to his collection thanks to teammate Brian Flynn who brought it to the celebratory huddle.
As a bonus for Carr, his family was in attendance to be able to catch the memorable achievement.
The left winger had eight goals and 17 points in 21 games with AHL St. John's before getting called up to the big show. Not a bad way to shake off the butterflies.
-- Nate Mata