Lakeville native and SCSU standout Charlie Lindgren wins NHL debut


A former St. Cloud State goaltender and Lakeville native made a victorious NHL debut Thursday night for the Montreal Canadiens.

Charlie Lindgren, 22, who earlier this winter was minding nets for the Huskies, picked up his first NHL victory, a 4-2 Montreal win over Carolina as he stopped 26 shots and was named the game's first star.

Lindgren became the fifth goaltender to start in net for Montreal this season – joining Carey Price, Mike Condon, Dustin Tokarski and Ben Scrivens.

"I'm not going to lie – there were definitely some nerves, but I think that's to be expected," said Lindgren to SportsNet. "But once I got out there it settles down and I think I settled in pretty good and I wasn't as nervous."

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Lindgren signed with Montreal at the end of March after St.Cloud State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

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