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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 10:47 PM

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Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov, right, celebrates his first NHL goal with teammate Sam Gagner against the San Jose Sharks in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 22, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson) Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov, right, celebrates his first NHL goal with teammate Sam Gagner against the San Jose Sharks in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 22, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

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It didn't take long before Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov scored his first NHL goal after the rookie found the back of the net against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.


It didn't take long before Edmonton Oilers' rookie Nail Yakupov scored his first NHL goal.

The first overall pick of the 2012 entry draft, who couldn't accomplish the feat during the team's first game of the season against the Vancouver Canucks, sent the puck to the back of the net at 8:25 of the first period against the San Jose Sharks at the Rexall Place in Edmonton on Tuesday.

Yakupov beat Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi with a slap shot for the power-play goal.



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