There’s no doubt where the puck from Brett Kulak‘s first NHL goal is headed.
And it will have company for the travel.
“It’ll go to my parents’ house, in my room back home,” said Kulak. “They keep a lot of stuff. I know they have the puck from my first goal in junior and they have other sticks and stuff, some stuff from the Top Prospects game and just a few things I’ve collected over the years.
“So, that’s where the puck will go. And I also kept the stick that I scored with. It’ll go, too.”
On the same Friday night in Manhattan at the world’s most famous arena where Kulak finally found the back of the net, linemate Curtis Lazar scored his first goal of the season.
And, just for good measure, Ryan Lomberg – playing just the third game of his NHL career – collected an assist on the Lazar marker for his first career NHL point, with his parents Lori and Trevor watching from the stands.
“It was unbelievable, man, just to have them in the building,” said Lomberg. “They have been there every step of the way for me. I wouldn’t be here without them. So to have them at MSG and to watch that was special.”
His puck is also headed home with the folks.
“They’ll take it for now,” said Lomberg. “But my dad said it’s a great piece of memorabilia for when I have kids, for them to look at. But it’s definitely going in their house to begin with.”
Kulak’s folks watched their son’s historic moment from back home – and they weren’t the only ones to revel in the moment.
“They got to watch, see it live on TV,” said Kulak. “It would have been cool to have them there but just as cool, I think, to see it on TV. They are super happy for me. My grandparents, both sets, got to see the goal, too. Lots of friends and family were tuning in and got to see and everyone was super happy for me.”
(Via Calgary Flames, Ty Pilson)