Zach Parise has scored his one hundredth NHL power-play goal netting for the Minnesota Wild in the second period versus the San Jose Sharks.
Per the Minnesota Wild PR Twitter account, he is the 15th active skater to reach this milestone, though Zach Parise didn’t net all of them in Minnesota:
The goal itself wasn’t exactly a pretty affair, but realistically it doesn’t need to be. Every time the pucks hits the back of the net, it’s still a goal regardless of how it got there.
In fact the goal epitomised hard work and persistence; two traits that Zach Parise has come to be known for by the Minnesota Wild fan base.
His goal isn’t the first milestone in recent games, what with Nick Seeler scoring his first NHL goal, Jordan Greenway tallying his first regular season marker (after netting a playoff goal as his first in the NHL) and J.T. Brown grabbing a first for his home-state team.
Thinking back on his power-play goal scoring; Zach Parise’s most exciting in Minnesota Wild colours has to have been the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff marker that took the Wild to a Game Seven against the Colorado Avalanche.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Minnesota Wild are sitting a lowly 19th in the league with an 18.6 power-play percentage, so Parise netting a power play goal is certainly timely.
Hopefully his goal can springboard the team to victory tonight.