Former Boston College Eagles star defenseman Brian Dumoulin has scored his first NHL goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It came at the 7:47 mark of the third period while Pittsburgh led the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 3-1 score. The 6-4 lefty was able to work his magic and give the Pens a 4-1 lead in a crucial game of first-place teams in the East.
Steve Downie fed Dumoulin at the point and shot a one-timer that deflected off of a Tampa Bay stick and got by Evgeni Nabokov. Not a fast enough reaction from the goalie, who came on in relief of the injured Ben Bishop.
The goal was assisted by Downie and Nick Spaling. The only other Boston College Eagle for the Penguins in the game, Rob Scuderi, was not in on the Brian Dumoulin goal action. There was another former Eagle in the building to witness it, being Tampa Bay’s Brian Boyle.
In three seasons with Boston College, Brian Dumoulin had 11 goals and 72 assists, forming a key part of two national championship teams in 2010 and 2012. A few of his teammates from those years, Chris Kreider, Johnny Gaudreau, and Kevin Hayes, are doing good things in the highest levels of hockey this season.
Congratulations are in order for Dumo as yet another Eagle and Jerry York product makes good in the National Hockey League.