Taylor Hall was not interested in raining on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins parade Saturday.

So despite getting a stick on the puck and forcing it into the back of the net in the second period, the Edmonton Oilers winger was hoping it had already crossed the line.

"I was just banging at it. I have no idea whether it had crossed the line when I got up," Hall said.

"I told him that I thought it was his goal. I was doing what any hockey player would do, just crash the net.

"It's almost better to see him get his hat-trick then just me get a goal. Especially in his third NHL game, it's great to see."