Talk about getting the monkey off your back!
Maligned Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan went the entire 2016-2017 season without scoring a goal, until this afternoon. In the final game ever at Joe Louis Arena, Sheahan roofed a shot past New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider to break his goalless drought that dated back to the last game of last year's regular season.
Sheahan was due. #Farewell2TheJoe https://t.co/fpe3sGcAz9
— NHL (@NHL) April 9, 2017
Earlier this year, Sheahan set the Red Wings record for most games without a goal by a forward. Even though it's the last game of the year, he'll certainly feel a little better about himself.