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Former RPI Goalie Allen York Records First NHL Win

Allen York was pressed into emergency duty on Wednesday night and he responded.

With the Columbus Blue Jackets first two goalies down with injuries, the former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute goalie got the start and earned his first career NHL victory, besting Detroit 4-2.

York, who left RPI after helping lead the Engineers to the 2011 NCAA tournament during his junior season, stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Blue Jackets. York also earned the victory on national TV, as the game was broadcast on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus).

“I could not nap today at all,” York told the Columbus Dispatch. “I was pretty excited. . . . That was awesome. The boys were unreal in front of me. . . . I tried to look at (the Wings’) sticks and not their names.”

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York, 22, is the fourth former goalie to play in the NHL, following Don Cutts, Darren Puppa and Neil Little.

York, who was a 2007 draft pick in Columbus, has appeared in eight NHL games this season, posting a record of 1-1.

York, who has now made two career NHL starts, has also played this season in Springfield (AHL) and Chicago (ECHL).

Columbus next takes the ice on Friday, when they host the Florida Panthers.

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