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Predators rookie Samuel Girard scores 1st NHL goal

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 28: Nashville Predators defenseman Samuel Girard (94) is shown during the NHL preseason game between the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets, held on September 28, 2017, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire)
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Selected in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Nashville Predators defenseman Samuel Girard tallied an assist in his NHL debut Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Two nights later Girard scored the first goal of his young NHL career, tying the Predators’ game against the Dallas Stars at 1-all at the 3:27 mark of the second period.

Girard’s goal was a blistering slap shot, as he received the pass from fellow defenseman P.K. Subban. Less than three minutes later, Girard would be involved in the Predators’ second goal of the night, assisting on Filip Forsberg’s power play goal.



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