Montreal Canadiens: Looking back at first goals in a Habs uniform

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 14: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens, celebrates with teammate Josh Gorges #26, after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils in the first period during the NHL game on January 14, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 14: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens, celebrates with teammate Josh Gorges #26, after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils in the first period during the NHL game on January 14, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Shea Weber

There are very few in the league who have a shot so powerful that players contemplate whether it’s worth it to get in its way. Shea Weber‘s first goal was one of the more anticipated tallies in the 2016-17 season as fans were eager to see it work in their team’s favour for once.

It was clockwork on the power play after Weber received the feed from Andrei Markov for the one-time slap shot.

Jordie Benn

The 2017 Trade Deadline saw the Montreal Canadiens swap defensive depth for defensive depth acquiring Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars for Pateryn. He was tasked with providing more structure to the bottom six but managed to find the back of the net twice. Benn’s first was against the New York Rangers off an offensive zone win.

He let the shot fly from the point as soon as he received it from Nathan Beaulieu and it ended up in the back of the net thanks to a deflection off a Rangers player.

Nikita Scherbak

Hands have always been one of Nikita Scherbak‘s strengths. Habs fans got a good deal of that this past season, and it came to light for his first goal as well.

It was Scherbak’s first NHL game when the Montreal Canadiens took on the Leafs. The game was tied at two in the first, and the 2014 first-round pick gave his team the edge off a Petry shot that was deflected off Morgan Rielly‘s stick that found him in front. Quick hands had him beat Frederik Andersen with 0.9 seconds left to go in the opening period.