The gritty forward hit a milestone on Tuesday night, though the entire team wishes it could have come under a better circumstance.
Givani Smith scored his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders, deflecting a shot from Christoffer Ehn past goaltender Thomas Greiss:
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But by this point in the game, the Red Wings were already trailing by a ghastly 8-1 score. Smith’s goal made the deficit look not quite as bad – but it’s a moment he’ll always remember, regardless of the score.