Rookie J.T. Miller beats Evgeni Nabokov on the game's first shot for his first career goal.
It didn't take very long for nineteen year old World Junior star J.T. Miller to make an impression in his Madison Square Garden debut.
Playing in his second NHL game, Miller scored his first career goal on the game's first shot, one minute and twenty-nine seconds into the first period. That's a lot of firsts.
Miller made a name for himself last month at the World Junior Championships in Ufa, playing for the gold-winning Team USA. He had two goals and seven assists in that tournament, and had been scoring regularly in the AHL prior to joining the Rangers on Tuesday.
The Rangers have to be hoping that Miller can provide an offensive boost to the team, which entered Thursday's game tied for 26th in the NHL in goals per game.
Prior to the game, Miller spoke to Rangers beat reporter Andrew Gross about his attitude prior to making his home debut:
If he keeps scoring goals for the Rangers, I'm sure fans will learn to forgive the youngster for his grammar mistakes.
UPDATE: Miller added his second career goal later in the game: