You remember Buffalo’s preseason phenom Derek Grant, right?
The forward, now with the Anaheim Ducks, has had a hell of a time trying to get his first career goal. While you were sleeping last night, it appeared as if the 27-year-old had finally gotten the huge monkey off his back.
#AnaheimDucksGoooaaalll Derek Grant! @DGrant57 with his first as a Duck, a power-play tally! It’s 4-2! #LetsGoDucks pic.twitter.com/dLLzdncXqT
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 12, 2017
It was a nice tip-in on the power play that would have put the Ducks on top, 4-2.
Derek Grant’s first career goal doubles the Ducks’ lead. #NHLDucks pic.twitter.com/wa6EXuRoFR
— Matt Weller (@MattWeller_) October 12, 2017
The only problem was that there was a challenge by the Islanders, and the play was ruled offsides, taking the goal away. Grant has now played 90 games and has seven assists, but is still searching for that first goal.
I think we all just became Derek Grant fans just because we want him to get his first goal back. ? #LetsGoDucks
— Zach ? (@ZachRisinger) October 12, 2017
Alas, it’s ruled offside. Still 3-2. Derek Grant will have to score another first goal sometime. pic.twitter.com/DFRZthcXYV
— Anaheim Ducks (@THW_Ducks) October 12, 2017
This isn’t the first time Grant has been robbed by way of a review.
On January 8, with the Nashville Predators, Grant jammed the puck in with a whistle that follows a split second after. However, officially deemed that there was “intent to blow the whistle” and they ruled that it was no goal on the play. Take a look:
You remember Derek Grant who lost his 1st G last year on intent to blow? He scored his 1st G again tonight & lost it on an offside challenge
— Katherine T. (@i24predsfan) October 12, 2017
It’s laughable, but you can’t help but feel bad for the guy.
Grant and the Ducks host the Sabres this Sunday.