Video: Bemidji State alum Andrew Murray scores first goal with San Jose Sharks in 3-2 loss to Vancouver

Former Bemidji State hockey player Andrew Murray scored his first goal as a member of the San Jose Sharks in a 3-2 loss to Vancouver on Saturday night.

The first-period goal was Murray’s first since Feb. 4 of last season when he was with Columbus. He has a goal and an assist in 20 games so far playing on the Sharks fourth line.

Here’s a video of the goal:

Sharks writer Kevin Kurz wrote about the strong fourth-line effort in the loss.

Murray said this to Kurz:

“Winnie (Brad Winchester) did a nice job in his tussle setting the tone, and getting that goal was good, too. I think we can look at the positives.”

Head coach Todd McLellan said this about Murray’s goal:

“Obviously, Andy Murray getting his first goal was rewarding for him because he’s done a lot of good work for us.”

Murray played at Bemidji State from 2001-05 and has played in 201 career NHL games. He has 24 goals and 14 assists in his NHL career.

San Jose Sharks center Andrew Murray (28), right, scores past Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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