Carlsson scores in NHL debut, Ducks lose to Stars

In an impressive display of power play, the Stars took advantage of Jakob Silfverberg’s trip on Hintz, allowing Pavelski to score a deflected goal just 15 seconds into the man-advantage. This gave Dallas a 2-1 lead at 18:06.

Carlsson’s brilliant scoring play unfolded when Terry gained possession along the boards in the Stars zone. Executing a flawless 2-on-1, Terry patiently waited until he reached the top of the right circle before feeding a pass to Carlsson on his left. Carlsson then capitalized on the opportunity with a goal over Oettinger’s blocker to equalize the score 2-2 at 1:01 of the third period.

Reflecting on Carlsson’s performance, Cronin praised his improvement throughout the game and acknowledged the challenge of facing the formidable Dallas team. Carlsson’s strength and speed greatly impressed Terry, who commended his fellow player as a special talent.

The game’s final goal was credited to Heiskanen, as his centering pass deflected off Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler’s skate and found its way into the net. This secured the 3-2 victory for Dallas at 6:47.

Heiskanen expressed satisfaction with the team’s comeback, highlighting their tenacity after conceding an early goal. He described the win as a significant achievement for the Stars.

NOTES: Carlsson’s NHL debut saw him become the second-youngest player in Ducks history to score at 18 years and 297 days. The youngest player remains Mason McTavish, who scored at 18 years and 256 days in a 4-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets on October 13, 2021. Moreover, the Stars have an impressive record against the Ducks, winning eight of their past nine encounters and maintaining an all-time record of 81-38-15 against Anaheim. Oettinger also extended his personal winning streak against the Ducks to six games, marking his longest run against any opponent. Additionally, Oettinger reached his 80th career win in just 142 games, making him the second-fastest player to achieve this milestone in Stars/North Stars history (only behind Ed Belfour, who achieved it in 140 games). DeBoer celebrated coaching his 1,100th NHL game with an impressive record of 562-400-138. Luneau also made his NHL debut for the Ducks, playing 15:59 minutes. Notably, Adam Henrique was absent from the game due to illness.


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