It’s official. Paul Bissonnette is on fire. Bissonnette scored for the first time in over two years in his teams 3-1 loss to the Canes and now has five career goals in 182 National Hockey League games so yes, this is significant.
The extroverted enforcer and hockey’s equivalent to Wayne Gretzky in the cyber-world deflected this point-shot past Justin Peters as the road to 50 for the big man from Welland, Ontario starts now.
@BizNasty2Point0 as he is known to his 478,000 plus Twitter followers tweeted this October 20th after Yotes starting goaltender Mike Smith sent one the length of the ice to score in a game against the Detroit Redwings.
— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) October 20, 2013
Looks like you can delete that tweet now Paul.
Long time coming
Biznasty wasn’t the only one to tickle the twine for the first time tonight. Jerry D’Amigo, The Leafs sixth-round pick, 158th overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft scored his first NHL goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their convincing 7-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.
D’Amigo toiled for three seasons in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies before he got the call to the big show earlier this month. The Binghamton, New York native has collected one goal and one assist in six games for the buds’ as he looks to make his stay permanent.