Mason McTavish put the Ducks in the lead at 16:20 with a clever five-hole shot from close range, courtesy of a precise pass from Vatrano behind the net. This goal marked McTavish’s 10th point, consisting of five goals and five assists, during his impressive seven-game point streak in the NHL.
In the final moments of the game, Carrick sealed the victory by scoring into an empty net with just 1:09 remaining, securing a 4-2 win for the Ducks.
At the 8:51 mark of the first period, Ivan Barbashev gave the Golden Knights an early advantage, tapping in a timely backdoor pass from Eichel during a 3-on-1 opportunity.
Later in the second period, Eichel extended the Golden Knights’ lead to 2-0 during a 4-on-4 situation. Demonstrating extraordinary skill, he skillfully maneuvered the puck through the neutral zone and into the right circle before confidently beating Gibson with a stunning shot to the short side over his left shoulder.
“Falling behind 2-0 against the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, who I consider to be the best team in the League, and then showing such resilience to come back – we’ve proven time and time again that we can do it against various opponents,” expressed forward Alex Killorn, who made his debut for the Ducks after missing the first 10 games due to a fractured finger. “This team’s ability to bounce back, especially given our youth, is truly impressive.”
NOTES: The Ducks now hold the distinction of being the second team in NHL history to win six consecutive games, all of which featured at least five third-period comebacks, a feat previously achieved only by the 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres. … Carrick’s remarkable two-goal performance marked his second such achievement in the NHL, with the first occurring on March 23, 2022. … Mintyukov, with a total of eight points (including one goal and seven assists) across 11 games, currently leads all NHL rookies in scoring. … Killorn, who played for 17:11 minutes, managed one shot on goal during his debut for the Ducks. … The Golden Knights’ William Karlsson had his nine-game point streak (comprising six goals and seven assists) come to an end.
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