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Video: Tuch, Shipachyov score first career NHL goals

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Alex Tuch scored his first career NHL goal -- and what a beauty it was.

A few minutes later, Vadim Shipachyov then scored his first career NHL goal.

And just like that, the Vegas Golden Knights had a 2-0 lead over the Boston Bruins, who played the previous night in Arizona.

Tuch, selected 18th overall by the Minnesota Wild in 2014, had enjoyed a hot start for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL (four goals in three games) and was called up this weekend.

After forcing a turnover in the neutral zone and with a burst of speed down the right wing, he broke in and roofed his shot, going bar down on Tuukka Rask for his first career goal.

Shipachyov, 30, enjoyed an impressive career in the KHL before deciding to sign with Vegas this past offseason.

Officially recalled from AHL Chicago over the weekend, the talented Russian forward made his NHL debut versus the Bruins, and then buried a loose puck just three minutes after the Tuch goal.


Cam Tucker is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @CamTucker_Sport.