After many posts, even a double post or two, Nicolas Hague is an NHL goal scorer.
Hague’s goal was a beauty, and it came at a crucial time. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead at 10:59 of the second period when Hague connected on a one-timer from fellow defenseman Nate Schmidt at the tail-end of a power play.
Jonathan Marchessault also had an assist to give himself points in back-to-back games.
They grow up so fast ☺️ pic.twitter.com/PpJ4iQaAY7— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) January 22, 2020
Hague’s teammates have dubbed this powerful shot the “Haguerbomb,” which is fantastic for a player who just turned 21 a little over a month ago. Just don’t give him the real stuff if you’d like his NHL career to prolong.
Nicolas Hague scored his first NHL goal and became the second-youngest player to do so for the @GoldenKnights. Only Cody Glass (20 years, 184 days) accomplished the feat at a younger age. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/ZfB0PcRgC9— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 22, 2020
But a fantastic moment for Hague, nonetheless, despite the fact the Golden Knights lost 3-2 to Boston after surrendering two goals in the third period.
“It was just a lot of fun, that moment,” Hague said. “Seeing it go in and being able to celebrate with the guys, and having them there congratulating me. It was definitely a moment I’ll never forget.”