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Blackhawks’ Dennis Rasmussen scores first career goal

With all eyes on the goal scoring ability of Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin, a little history was made Tuesday night at the United Center. In his first game with the Blackhawks, Dennis Rasmussen scored the first goal of the game for the Blackhawks against Nashville.

Midway through the first period, the big-bodied forward deflected a shot from Andrew Shaw and knocked the puck by Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.

The goal came just one day after Rasmussen was called up from the AHL Rockford IceHogs by the Blackhawks. The 25-year-old Rasmussen was tied for second on the IceHogs with 14 points.

The rookie is in only his second season playing North American hockey, spending all of last year with Rockford. Rasmussen’s previous professional years were spent in his native Sweden.