On Thursday night, the Boston Bruins made history when goaltender Linus Ullmark scored a goal in a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Ullmark became the first Swedish goalie in NHL history to score a goal, and the first Bruins goalie to do so since Bill Ranford in 1999.
Ullmark’s historic goal came with just over two minutes left in the game. With the Bruins trailing 2-1, Ullmark was sent out on the ice for an extra attacker. He skated the length of the ice, took a shot from the blue line and put it into the back of the net for the game-tying goal.
The Bruins went on to win the game in overtime, and Ullmark was celebrated for his heroics. Ullmark said after the game that he was “speechless” and that it was “a dream come true” to score a goal in the NHL.
Ullmark is in his first season with the Bruins and has been a key contributor in net. He has a .918 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average in 23 games. His goal was the first ever by a Bruins goalie in a regular season game since 1999.
Ullmark’s goal was a historic moment for the Bruins and for Swedish goaltenders. It was a reminder of the skill and athleticism that goaltenders possess, and it was a great moment for the Bruins and their fans.