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(Posted 6:30 a.m., Dec. 17)
Cody Ceci scores first NHL goal in overtime to lift Sens over Blues

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Cody Ceci celebrates after scoring his first NHL goal in overtime against the St. Louis Blues Monday night. Ottawa Senators/Photo

Cody Ceci's magical NHL debut reached it's zenith Monday night when he scored his first goal 3:59 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a much needed win over the St. Louis Blues.

"I had probably a better opportunity right before that with a slapshot with a pretty open look but it didn't go as high up as I wanted it to," Ceci said of a shot seconds before his goal. "Next thing I know I get the puck at the blue-line and there's a lot of traffic crossing in front of the goalie. I just kind of floated it through and it found the net. I'll definitely remember this.

"It's a special moment, it couldn't have happened at a better time and I'm really happy things worked out the way they did."

The goal was witnessed by his entire family and a group of friends from Orléans, including four high school buddies who went shirtless with the letters C-E-C-I painted on their chests.

The former St. Peter High School student was called up to play against the Buffalo Sabres last Thursday. He played over 20 minutes in his NHL debut and has been a fixture on the blueline along side Chris Phillips in his second game against Los Angeles on Saturday and again Monday night.

He's been so good that the idea of his being sent back down to Binghamton any time soon is unthinkable.

 

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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