Jarome Iginla's goal might be all that's remembered from Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild at the Saddledome, but there was another cool moment worth celebrating.
Lance Bouma, who was only officially called up from the AHL in the morning, scored his first NHL goal early in the third period to kick off the scoring.
"It's pretty cool to get your first goal on that night, too," said Bouma, who hails from Provost and had some family members in attendance. "It was an unbelievable feeling. It's any kid's dream to score in the NHL. It was pretty exciting.
"As soon as I saw it go in, I was pretty happy."
He's just 499 behind the Flames captain and might carve out a nice little career for himself. Nobody will mistake him for a sniper, but he's got the work ethic and grit to earn goals around the crease.
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