There was a weight lifted off of Charlie McAvoy’s shoulders Wednesday.

It took 52 games, but the Boston Bruins defensemen potted his first goal of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks duked it out for 60 minutes, but with the score tied at one they were forced to venture into overtime, where McAvoy ended the contest in Boston’s favor.

McAvoy has notched seven goals in each of his first two seasons, and will look to build off of the momentum as the Bruins take on the Arizona Coyotes at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon.

For more on the 22-year-old’s strike, check out the video above from “Bruins Breakaway Live,” presented by Subway.

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