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Watch: Joshua Ho-Sang scores 1st NHL goal vs. Edmonton Oilers

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A beauty to tell his grandkids all about.

Ho-Sang first goal pic
Smiles, all around

In his fourth NHL game, New York Islanders rookie Joshua Ho-Sang has scored his first NHL goal.

It came at 17:23 on a first-period power play, via an absolute cannon blast from the point to the top corner on Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot. Thomas Hickey served it up on a tee for Ho-Sang. Andrew Ladd retrieved the milestone puck.

Another angle:

And a big one. Check out the Super Mario Bros-style celebration.

Ho-Sang first goal

With Ho-Sang “controversial” (to people in one corner of Pennsylvania) due to his uniform number, and much-anticipated elsewhere due to his interesting skill set, reaction was swift in the Twittersphere:

Update: Ho-Sang’s goal wasn’t the game-winner (and Anders Lee scored twice including the empty-netter to seal it), but the rookie gets the Islanders’ post-game jacket as the player of the game after a 4-1 win over the Oilers.