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Girgensons earns memento in debut
3 октября 2013 года. Buffalo News. Vogl, John

DETROIT - Zemgus Girgensons didn't get a win in his NHL debut, but he did earn a keepsake after an unforgettable moment.

The rookie was the only member of the Buffalo Sabres to score during a 2-1 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.

"It definitely would be a better moment if we won," Girgensons said in Joe Louis Arena. "Still, it was my first NHL goal. I'll take the best out of it that I can."

Girgensons took advantage of a glorious chance to connect in his first big-league game. Linemate Brian Flynn got in the way of a clearing pass by goaltender Jimmy Howard, and the puck bounced to the front. Girgensons sent a backhand home with 7:24 to play, and Christian Ehrhoff fished the souvenir out of the net.

"Everything has happened so quick for me," said Girgensons, who was selected 14th overall in 2012. "It's a special moment."

Uncommon poise helped Girgensons make the roster. His ascent to the NHL was hastened by staying calm despite pressures that could make their peers wither.

No one, though, could be expected to remain composed on the day of his debut. He had a rough first shift before slowly getting the feel of the game.

"Before the game, warm-ups, I didn't feel nervous at all," Girgensons said. "Then I just stepped out and just understood where I am. My hands were shaking for a little bit. I think the whole first period was a little bit nervous."

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