Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes became the first goaltender to score in nearly six years Monday night.
Ward was credited with a rare tally by a goaltender when a pass from New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk went the length of the ice and into an empty net.
It was the first goal by a netminder since Columbus' Chris Mason tallied for Nashville in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes on April 25, 2006.
It appeared as if Carolina's Brandon Sutter had tipped the pass by Kovalchuk, but Sutter said he did not get a stick on it.
Ward became the first goaltender in franchise history to score a goal, which capped a 4-2 win over the Devils.