Drew Shore has little to show for his hard work.
The Florida Panthers rookie has gone from simply filling a need on an injury-riddled roster to being a catalyst on the team's second line. Shore leads the Panthers in faceoff win percentage and has drawn positive feedback from teammates and coaches.
Yet eight games into his young pro career, he's still thirsting for his first NHL goal.
"I think I'm playing really well. I'm just not putting the puck in the net yet," Shore said. "I can't wait to put that first one in."
It is not for lack of trying. In three of Florida's past six games, Shore has led or shared the the team lead in shots.
Shore's lack of output hasn't bothered the Panthers, though. The 22-year-old's impact in the faceoff circle winning 57.8 percent of his draws and in creating scoring chances has filtered through to his teammates. Shore has picked up two assists in his past three games.
"He's doing a great job," Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. "Drew's probably g...