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Watch: Valentin Zykov scores first NHL goal

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It's not unusual for players to score their first goals at PNC Arena, but usually it’s the opposition doing so. Not tonight.

NHL: Preseason-Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes gave up an early goal to Chris Kreider but stormed back to take the lead thanks to a pair of goals. First up, Jeff Skinner tied the game...

...and 29 seconds later, Valentin Zykov put the Canes at the 13:44 mark of the first period. Zykov is playing in his first NHL game after being recalled from the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday.

That’s right: a player scored his first goal at PNC Arena, and he was wearing a red jersey. What a time to be alive.