Found January 02, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
PHILADELPHIA – The first goal of the 2012 Winter Classic was also a 20-year-old rookie’s first NHL goal. Flyers forward Brayden Schenn got the monkey off his back this afternoon when he converted on a rebound chance in the Rangers crease at 12:26 of the second period.“Scoring in a big game like that is pretty exciting,” Schenn said after a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. “At the same time, would have been nice to win, that would have made the goal even better. I wanted to get the goal for a long time, but you want to do both.”Before this game, Schenn had zero points and a minus-8 rating in eight games while overcoming injuries. Not only did he finally get a goal, but Schenn had a strong all-around effort from start to finish. There was a sense of relief from him, despite the goal coming in a losing cause.“Obviously, you want to get that first one,” Schenn said. “I guess it’s over with now, and I can just move on and move forward. It was good to get it.”Flyers forward Max Talbot added, “It
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