Andrew Gordon Bruce Boudreau

Boudreau and Gordon look on from the bench. (Photo credit: Debora Robinson)

Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill

You couldn’t write a better script. After 24 games under head coach Randy Carlyle, Andrew Gordon had not scored a goal and the Ducks were among the worst teams in the NHL. Enter Bruce Boudreau. In the second period of Gabby’s coaching debut with the Ducks, Gordo netted his second career NHL goal — his first since December 21, 2010, which he celebrated by kissing Marcus Johansson – knocking in a rebound off of a Ben Maxwell shot past Ilya Bryzgalov. As NHL.com’s Dave Lozo observed, Gordon is probably the first player in NHL history to get his first career goals on two different teams with the same coach.

If you follow me past the jump, you can check out video of his goal.

The Ducks went on to lose to the Flyers 4-3 in overtime.

  • Betsy

    So happy for both of them!

  • Kam911

    Good for you Gordo!  Your fans here in Central PA still love seeing you score!

  • David

    No kiss for the assist? Always good to see Gordo’s excitement.

  • Sam

    Loved the encouragement from Selanne after, must have been a crazy feeling!

  • Sam

    Loved the encouragement from Selanne after, must have been a crazy feeling!