GOALKEEPER GOAL ALERT! Boston’s Linus Ullmark becomes 13th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal…becoming the first Bruins goaltender to do so and the first goaltender in three years to score a goal
Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark decided the time was right to become the franchise’s first goaltender to score in a game.
At the end of a 2-1 contest against the Vancouver Canucks – the Canucks had an empty net to have an extra skater on the ice to try and score a goal.
After a deflection by skater Brock Boeser, Ullmark cornered the puck and fired a wrist shot over the heads of three skaters and onto the ice – with the puck skidding into the net.
He was surrounded by his teammates on the ice and came down from the bench to a handshake line – pleased to have scored the last goal in a 3-1 victory.
Later, reserve goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman took to the ice for his now traditional ‘goalkeeper hug’, but with more enthusiasm this time.
Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) has become the first goaltender since 2020 to score
Ullmark hit the puck into an empty net then celebrated in a handshake line with teammates
Reserve goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman (1) came out for a special edition of his ‘goal hugger’ tradition
Linus Ullmark officially became the first Bruins goaltender to score in a game with this goal
Ullmark becomes the first goaltender in Boston Bruins history to score a goal in a game and the 13th goaltender in league history to score.
He is the first goaltender to score in a game since Nashville’s Pekka Rinne did it against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 9, 2020.
Vancouver now holds two ignominious goalscoring records. They became the third franchise (second team) to have two goaltending goals scored – joining the New Jersey Devils and the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes.
The Canucks also join the Whalers/Hurricanes as the only franchises to have two goaltending goals scored at home.
It should be noted that the Hartford and Carolina goaltender’s goals were scored in different cities, and therefore in separate buildings.
Rogers Arena – the home of the Canucks – is the first NHL building to have two goalie goals scored against the home team. The first came in 2002, when San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov scored.
The only other arena with multiple goals scored by the goaltender is the now vacant Meadowlands Arena (formerly known as Continental Airlines Arena) in New Jersey – where Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur scored two home goals.