RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the span of nine months, Carolina Hurricanes' rookie defenseman Justin Faulk has gone from a star leading Minnesota-Duluth to the national championship to an NHL All-Star.
The 39 weeks filling that sizeable gap since winning a college title have been full of an emotional roller coaster, and certainly plenty of change for the 19-year-old from South St. Paul, MN.
And Saturday night versus the Boston Bruins, Faulk continued celebrating the news by scoring the tying goal with 6:02 left in the contest and was on the ice when Jay Harrison netter the game-winner with 1:30 left to play in the 4-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champions. An Eric Staal empty-netter 28 seconds later finished off the scoring.
"It's nice when we contribute offensively," Faulk said about himself and Harrison, who has mentored the teen. "Obviously, our main focus there is if you get the puck started to have a pretty good offense It was nice to get some offense."
After the exhila...