Crikey! What a game.
Nathan Walker already made history by becoming the first Australian to ever play in the NHL. So why not become the first Australian to ever score a goal in the NHL too?
Walker did just that late in the second period.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 8, 2017
After Jay Beagle won a face-off, Devante Smith-Pelly rifled a shot on net. Walker deflected the puck home with his rump.
Here’s another look. The puck redirects to the top corner of the net after striking Walker near the crease.
After learning of Walker’s goal via highlights online, the family eagerly awaited an announcement from their seats.
DSP was initially credited with the goal, but PA announcer Wes Johnson announced the goal change in the third period. Walker’s mom Ceri and his fiancee Tayla went nuts.
Alex Ovechkin gave Walker a pat on the head.
Jay Beagle gave him a side hug.
Congratulations, Nathan. Hopefully this is the first of many!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi! Oi! Oi!
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