Get used to seeing Jakub Lauko scoring for the Bruins.
The 18-year-old, who the B’s selected in the third round of this year’s NHL Draft, made his Boston debut Sunday in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals.
Late in the first period, Lauko scored with a pretty impressive shot. After getting the puck in the high slot, he turned and fired a shot, which was blocked by a defender right in front of him. Lauko got the puck right back, however, and uncorked a brilliant shot to put the Bruins ahead 1-0.
First of many, we’re sure.
That proved to be the lone regulation goal for Boston, which ultimately won 2-1 in a shootout. And though it was just preseason and Lauko is a roster longshot this campaign, it certainly is exciting to see the Czech national put his skills on display.
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