La Crescent's Hayes scores first-career NHL goal

 

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Watch Eriah Hayes' first-career NHL goal here.

It took all of 36 seconds into the third period for the rookie, Hayes.

The 2007 La Crescent High School graduate nailed a 13-foot wrister from teammates Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels to pull San Jose within 2-1 of Calgary on Thursday night. Unfortunately, Calgary won the game 4-1. This is his 13th game with the team.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Hayes has been on the Sharks since Jan. 5, when he made his first NHL appearance against the defending champion Blackhawks in Chicago. Hayes signed a two-year deal with San Jose last year and had been playing for the Worcester (Mass.) Sharks before the call up. 

The Coulee Region's all-time leading scorer went from the Lancers to the NAHL's Topeka Roadrunners to Division 1 Minnesota State. While there he was invited to pro prospect camps after his junior and senior years, before signing with San Jose.

Shoot him some Lancer pride on Twitter here.

Despite the loss, the Sharks (34-15) are second in the Pacific Division with 74 points. Anaheim (55-39-11) leads the division with 83. Calgary (20-27) sits near the bottom with 27 points.

PACIFIC GP W L OTL PTS ROW SOW SOL HOME ROAD          
Anaheim 55 39 11 5 83 37 2 4 21-2-2 18-9-3          
San Jose 55 34 15 6 74 26 8 5 19-3-3 15-12-3          
Los Angeles 55 30 19 6 66 24 6 4 16-7-3 14-12-3          
Vancouver 55 27 19 9 63 24 3 6 14-9-5 13-10-4          
Phoenix 54 25 19 10 60 21 4 4 15-9-3 10-10-7          
Calgary 54 20 27 7 47 16 4 3 11-14-3 9-13-4          
Edmonton 56 18 32 6 42 16 2 2 10-14-2 8-18-4          
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