Pittsburgh Penguins backup goalie Alex Nedeljkovic scored a goalie goal Friday.
Nedeljkovic started for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL on a conditioning loan before the NHL club plays back-to-back games this weekend.
The netminder will be eligible to be activated from the long-term injured reserve list Sunday but earned a rarity Friday with WBS. Leading late in the game, Nedeljkovic scored his second career goal.
Leading the Providence Bruins 3-2 with just over one minute remaining at the Amica Mutual Pavilion, Nedeljkovic took a rip and scored the 180-foot goal, crease to crease.
Here’s another look at Ned’s goalie goal from tonight’s win in Providence. pic.twitter.com/mO8lvcpxNx
— WBS Penguins (@WBSPenguins) November 18, 2023
Nedeljkovic scored his first AHL goal on March 10, 2018, as a member of the Charlotte Checkers against the Hartford Wolfpack.
Nedeljkovic has started two games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season but was injured in the second start, a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Oct. 24. He was injured in the game and placed on LTIR.
It was also the second goalie goal scored in WBS Penguins history. According to the club, Tristan Jarry scored the first on Nov. 14, 2018.
The WBS Penguins won the game, 4-2.