Brooks Laich just accomplished a pretty impressive piece of trivia with the Toronto Maple Leafs. On April 5, 2009, Laich assisted on Michael Nylander’s final NHL goal in the Caps’ 6-4 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. Tonight, 2,497 days later, Laich assisted on William Nylander’s first NHL goal. William is Michael’s 19-year-old son.
First, here’s Laich’s assist on Michael’s goal. It’s at the 2:02 mark.
Next here’s Williams. The tiny Nylander struck after Laich, like he’s done so many times before in his career, won a face-off clean.
Nylander then sniped the puck past Senators goaltender, Andrew Hammond.
It was Laich’s first point as a Toronto Maple Leaf.
Former Capital Connor Carrick was also on the ice for the goal.
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