Edmonton Oilers rookie Dylan Holloway scored the first goal of his NHL career on Saturday afternoon against the New York Rangers.
The Rangers carried a 3-0 lead into the second intermission but the Oilers turned things around in the third period when Evan Bouchard scored back-to-back goals. At the middle point of the third, Holloway took a pass from Ryan McLeod in the neutral zone, burst down the wing, and wired a shot past Igor Shesterkin…
Edmonton’s first-round pick from the 2020 NHL Draft made his debut for the Oilers in the playoffs last season and cracked the team’s opening night roster after a strong performance in training camp. Holloway came into Saturday’s game in New York with two assists through the 16 games this season.
Scoring against Shesterkin is certainly memorable, as he won the Vezina Trophy and finished third in Hart Trophy voting last season after posting a .935 save percentage over 53 games.
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This is a huge goal for Holloway, and the Oilers as well. Holloway getting rolling would be a huge win for the Oilers, a team badly in need of some scoring depth with Evander Kane out for multiple months with a wrist injury.