Heartwarming reaction from family as rookie scores 1st NHL goal

Absolutely touching story.

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It was already quite the story when Washington Capitals winger Nathan Walker was set to suit up for his first NHL game - the first Australian-native to ever play in hockey's most prestigious league.

The story got even better when he scored his first goal in his first ever game, against the Montreal Canadiens.

Sadly, it didn't happen the way he probably dreamed it, with the goal originally being credited to teammate Devante Smith-Pelly. It was only later that the goal was changed to Walker and the announcement was made at the arena.

The family's reaction was priceless.

The bench had a pretty nice reaction too.