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Johnny Boychuk And The Elusive First Goal Of The Season

In the Boston Bruins 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night, the Bruins notched the first goal a mere two minutes into the game. Johnny Boychuk was announced as the goalscorer, giving the defenseman his first goal of the season.

Then, seemingly as quickly as Boychuk netted the power-play goal, it was taken away and credited to center Marc Savard. Tweeted NESN’s Nauko Funayama from the RBC Center press box:

"Take it back...looks like they just gave Boychuk's goal to Savard, replay shows 91 tipped it in. Boychuk still looking for his first goal..." 

Boychuk was again goal-less...until about fifteen minutes later, when Boychuk was re-credited with the goal. Said the Bruins’ official Twitter account:

"Canes PR announcing that the Bruins goal has been awarded BACK to Boychuk... So Boychuk's 1st of the year, assisted by Savard and Ryder"

Thus Boychuk’s goal-less streak ended at 35 games. Relieved, he told Comcast SportsNet New England’s Joe Haggerty after the game that it was nice to have the monkey off his back:

"I haven’t scored in like four months, so of course I was thinking about it. It’s nice to just get it out of the way and not have to think about it anywhere."

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