WATCH: Lindstrom beats Kahkonen from distance for first NHL goal
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By Mike Gould1 year ago
@Gustav Lindstrom is on the board!
The 23-year-old Detroit Red Wings defenseman scored his first National Hockey League goal in the first period of Monday’s game against the Minnesota Wild.
After receiving a pass from @Tyler Bertuzzi at the right point, Lindstrom unleashed a wrist shot that found its way past Wild goaltender @Kaapo Kahkonen first his first NHL tally.
@Marc Staal also assisted on Lindstrom’s milestone goal.
The Red Wings originally drafted Lindstrom, a 6’2″, 183-lb right-handed defender, in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft. The product of Ostervala, Sweden now has one goal and 10 points in 40 games this season.
Lindstrom had appeared in just 29 NHL games with the Red Wings prior to the 2021–22 campaign. He’s since emerged as a dependable defensive presence on the team’s third pairing and was recently named the Red Wings’ “biggest surprise” of the season by WingsNation. His first NHL goal came in his 69th career game.
Detroit took a 2–0 lead at the 4:01 mark of the first period as a result of Lindstrom’s goal; however, three unanswered Wild goals put the Red Wings in a 3–2 hole, where they currently remain midway through the second period.
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