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Kuhlman gets first two goals

Former Cloquet- Esko-Carlton and University of Minnesota Duluth captain Karson Kuhlman recorded his first and second goals of the season in the National Hockey League over the past two weeks.

Kuhlman’s first goal came March 25 as his Boston Bruins fell 4-3 to the New York Islanders in overtime. The Esko native scored 11:42 into the first period as he picked up a loose puck on the right wing boards just above the right circle and drilled a wrist shot past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov.

His second goal came Monday night when he scored late in the first period, making it a 1-1 game against Philadelphia. Kuhlman sniped the shot from the right faceoff circle with 2:27 left in the period, from about 35 feet away, according to coach Bruce Cassidy, who moved Kuhlman from the fourth to the third line with Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle for that period. Kuhlman added four hits in the Bruins’ overtime loss to Philadelphia.

Kuhlman, 25, has split time with the Bruins in the NHL as well as with Providence in the AHL this season. Kuhlman signed a two-year contract with the Bruins in October.

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