On Thursday night against Los Angeles, Eric Nystrom scored his first goal as a member of the Dallas Stars. For many players, that would have been a big deal, but not for the 28-year-old winger. That's because the Stars came out on the short end of the stick, losing to the Kings 5-3 for their first home loss on the young season.
The second-generation NHL player was asked about his initial tally since coming over in a trade from Minnesota on Oct. 10 just after a morning skate on Oct. 29, only a few hours before Dallas would host New Jersey at the American Airlines Center.
"It would have been huge if we won the game. It's nice to score but I'd rather win any day of the week," Nystrom said.
So far, the native of New York State has been logging all of his ice time as a member of the Stars' checking line, where he plays alongside veterans Radek Dvorak and Vernon Fiddler. It's a group he definitely feels comfortable skating with.