FIRST GOAL(S) OF THE SEASON
Barzal's first goal of the season didn't happen until November 19th in Dallas in the team's 19th game, but after 19 assists without a goal, he scored his first and second goals of the season with his dad in attendance during the second period on Saturday night. The first goal tied, and the second passed Ziggy Palffy on the club's all-time scoring list.
"It’s nice anytime you score, whether it’s your first or your 30th. I was never bothered by it. It didn’t matter to me at all. It’s just about making an impact."- Mathew Barzal
Despite the lack of goal-scoring, Barzal was leading the Isles in points with 21 and was on pace for career highs in assists (82) and points (91) at the time of his first goal(s) of the season.