Those Boston College Eagles hockey boys waste no time making an impact.
Brian Gibbons, Eagle hockey alum and twice a national champion with Jerry York and all the rest (2008, 2010), was called up to the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier on Monday. He was owning the AHL previously to the tune of 22 points in 15 games.
So, in his first National Hockey League game against the Anaheim Ducks, what does he do? Why, he scores his first NHL goal. It came at 3:52 of the third period to give the Pens a 1-0 lead in the contest. In case anyone was wondering, it was assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Tanner Glass.
Oh, but he wasn’t done. Gibbons then assisted on Pittsburgh’s next goal by Brandon Sutter to put the Penguins ahead 2-0 just a minute later.
Here’s the Gibbons goal in all its glory: