Boston’s Linus Ullmark becomes the 13th goaltender in NHL HISTORY to score a goal… becoming the first Bruins netminder to do so and the first goaltender in three years to shoot one into the net in a game against the Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins netminder Linus Ullmark decided the time was right to become the franchise’s first goaltender to score in a game.
Late in a 2-1 game against the Vancouver Canucks – the Canucks had an empty net to have an extra skater on the ice to try and score a goal.
After a deflection from skater Brock Boeser, Ullmark floated the puck and sent a wrist shot over the heads of three skaters and off the ice – sending the puck into the net.
He was harassed by his teammates on the ice and went off the bench for a handshake – pleased with the final goal in a 3-1 win.
Later, backup netminder Jeremy Swayman took to the ice for their now-traditional goalie hug, but this time with more gusto.
Boston Bruins goalkeeper Linus Ullmark (35) became the first goalkeeper to score since 2020
Ullmark fired the puck into an empty net and celebrated in a handshake line with teammates
Backup keeper Jeremy Swayman (1) came out for a special edition of their ‘goalie hug’ tradition
Linus Ullmark officially became the first Bruins goaltender to score in a game with this goal
Ullmark becomes the first goaltender in Boston Bruins history to score a goal in a game and the 13th goaltender in league history to score.
He is the first goaltender to score in a game since Nashville’s Pekka Rinne did against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 9, 2020.
Vancouver now holds two ignominious records for goalie goals. They become the third franchise (second team) with two goalie goals – alongside the New Jersey Devils and the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes.
The Canucks also join the Whalers/Hurricanes as the only franchises to have scored two goalie goals on home ice.
It should be noted that Hartford and Carolina’s goals were scored in separate cities and thus in separate buildings.
Rogers Arena – home of the Canucks – is the first building in the NHL to have two goals scored against the home team. The first came back in 2002 when San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov scored.
The only other arena to score multiple goals is New Jersey’s now-vacant Meadowlands Arena (formerly known as Continental Airlines Arena)—where Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur scored two goals on home ice.