Oilers fans ruin tradition celebrating players first goal

Published March 14, 2024 at 9:18

The Edmonton Oilers laid a beating on the Washington Capitals 7-2 in front of their home fans at Rogers Place. The home town crowd had a lot to cheer about on the night, Zach Hyman got a natural hat trick but it was the seventh goal of the evening that got the loudest applause from the fans for a special reason.

30 year old, Connor Brown finally broke a 72-game goal-less streak dating back to 2022, by scoring his first goal of the season. Brown signed a one-year league-minimum contract with Edmonton this summer, carrying a cap hit of $775k. Brown's contract carries a performance bonus of $3.225M, which he trigged when he played his 10th game of the season.

The crowd at Rogers Place Arena erupted as Brown's goal went in. You could tell it meant the world to the Toronto native who only appeared in four games last season after suffering a torn ACL.

«It meant a lot,» Brown said of the fan reaction. «They're aware of storylines it's been a struggle this year offensively, I haven't been able to get one to go and so, you know obviously for their kind of support to shine through there, they're rooting for me so that's a good feeling.»

The crowd did go a little over the top, tossing out hats on the ice for a players first goal, made the moment a little too cheesy.
March 14   |   367 answers
Oilers fans ruin tradition celebrating players first goal

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