Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/11

Anaheim Ducks rookie center Peter Holland was admittedly on Cloud Nine after collecting his first career NHL goal on Friday.

The 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft, Holland skated into the slot and wristed a shot over the shoulder of Vezina Trophy finalist Roberto Luongo with 2:38 remaining in the second period. He was playing in his third career NHL game.

"I don’t think I could feel my legs when it went into the net," Holland told the Orange County Register. "It was pretty cool. I kind of decided that I want to do that again. It was pretty special and something I will never forget.

"To score it on Luongo, one of the best goalies in the league, that adds to it as well."

The goal stood up as the game-winner after the Vancouver Canucks rallied for three goals in the third period.

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