Watch: Oilers' Khaira is 3rd player of Punjabi descent to score in NHL
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Jujhar Khaira will want to keep that puck.

The Edmonton Oilers rookie forward scored the first goal of his career during a win over Arizona, and became only the third player of Punjabi descent to hit the back of the net at the NHL level.

With the goal, Khaira - who was selected in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft - follows in the skate marks of Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra, and carves a clearer path for those to come.

He's also looking forward to reflecting on the moment with his family.

The Oilers won 3-1, with Khaira's tally holding up as the game-winner. Edmonton's won three in a row and five of eight in the new year.

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