Chuck opens account

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 5:25 PM ET


 Lost in the euphoria of Steve Montador's first-ever playoff goal and point was Chuck Kobasew's personal milestone.

 Kobasew, the highly touted first rounder, also netted his first point with an assist on Krzysztof Oliwa's goal.

 In the excitement, Kobasew didn't grab the puck. However, the Osoyoos, B.C., product wasn't too concerned yesterday.

 "We'll save that for later," he shrugged.

 Later, as in his first goal?

 "Maybe," he answered with a grin, "we'll see."

 Certainly a sign he's developing into a better player, Kobasew has learned how to contribute without putting the puck in the net.

 "I've learned a lot this year about being as much of a complete player as possible and doing whatever I can to help the team, whether it's score a goal or block a shot or take a hit to make a play," he said.


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