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Scott Gomez finally scores a goal

Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:42 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 9:47 pm
By: Adam Gretz

Finally, the Scott Gomez watch is over.

Riding the worst goal-scoring drought of his career, Gomez found the back of the net on Thursday night against the Islanders for the first time since February 5, 2011. That's more than a full calender year.

At the 9:50 mark of the third period, Gomez, on the power play, blasted a slap shot off of a rebound past Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov for what proved to be the game-winning goal in Montreal's 4-2 win (Max Pacioretty would add an empty-net goal to complete a hat trick later in the period).

It didn't long for to update.

We already highlighted the absurdity of his goal drought over the weekend, and when all was said and done he went 124 shots on goal and 1,311 shifts (including the playoffs) between goals, a pretty improbable run for a player that possesses a decent level of skill and has had the sort of career that Gomez has had.

Hopefully for Gomez and Montreal it's not another year until the next one comes.

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Since: Feb 2, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:52 pm

Scott Gomez finally scores a goal

Wow i thought he retired

Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:39 am

Scott Gomez finally scores a goal

I don't exactly agree with what the article says about him having a decent career, at least as a goal scorer. The guy was lucky in Jersey and played with guys like Elias a lot, and his best year was when Gionta was a 48 goal scorer, so the explains why his assist numbers are good. But when you looking at his scoring he only  has two years over 16 goals. He was so overrtaed when the rangers signed him to that big contract a few years ago. Sure he shouldn't have gone a year between goals, but he isn't a prolific goal scorer at all.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:16 am

Scott Gomez finally scores a goal

1 goal in 368 days? that is pathetic

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