It took 14 games and eight minutes but Alex Galchenyuk officially wrote his name in the Penguins scorebook, Monday. The Penguins forward buried a rebound past Calgary goaltender David Rittich. The goal was initially ruled a power-play goal, but was later changed to an even strength tally.
The post-goal look says it all.
It has been a tough start to the year for Galchenyuk after joining the Penguins as part of the Phill Kessel trade on June 29. Galchenyuk has battled injuries, spider bites, frustration, and an early scoring slump. However, he can now exhale as he got his first one out of the way. The goal also marks the flashpoint of all the extra work that Galchenyuk has put in lately to help work his way out of the “Pit of Misery.” As Dan reported early Monday morning, Mike Sullivan believed in his new forward and Monday that faith proved founded.
Galchenyuk, a native of Milwaukee, started his NHL career with Montreal after being selected third overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft hosted in Pittsburgh. After six seasons with the Habs, Galchenyuk was traded by the Canadiens to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Max Domi on June 15, 2018. The 25-year-old forward ended his only season in Arizona with 19 goals and 22 assists over the span of 72 games
By the way, Nostra-Dan-us struck again. Someone get this man a lottery ticket.
I’ll see your two goals and lower you by half.
I do think Galchenyuk knocks one tonight. https://t.co/rNliccLxoo
— Dan Kingerski 🇺🇦 (@TheDanKingerski) November 25, 2019