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Brian Dumoulin recounts his biggest goal of the year - one of just two he scored

He saved his best for last.

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If you only count regular season stats, Brian Dumoulin has exactly one NHL goal to his name - and it came back in the 2014-15 season, when he played just eight games.

But in his first full season? He played 79 games through the 2015-16 season, never once seeing the AHL - and nothing.

Absolutely nothing, until May 22: Game 5 of the third round of the playoffs.

Dumoulin opened the scoring in what ended up being a 4-3 overtime loss, which put the Penguins on the brink of elimination for the first time in the playoffs. Fortunately, they rebounded to take the series, and advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

That's where Dumoulin's second goal came in.

Game 6. For the second time, the Penguins can win the Stanley Cup that night. And 8:16 in - Dumoulin scores.

It wasn't the Cup winner - that honor belongs to Kris Letang - but Dumoulin was the one who got the party started. The Penguins never had the lead in Game 5; Dumoulin first gave it to them the night they won the Cup.