Geese loss highlighted by Leo Carlsson purpose in debut

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Leo Carlsson scored a purpose within the third interval whereas making a powerful NHL debut within the Anaheim Ducks‘ 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday evening.

Joe Pavelski had a purpose and an help for the Stars, and Miro Heiskanen received credit score for the tiebreaking purpose with 13:13 to play when Geese defenseman Cam Fowler kicked a centering go below goalie John Gibson.

Carlsson, the 18-year-old Swede picked second total by Anaheim in June, hit the ice to cheers from a Honda Middle crowd anticipating the beginning of a brand new period after 5 straight non-playoff seasons. The cheers grew to become a standing ovation when he confidently fired dwelling his first purpose on the push off Troy Terry‘s go.

Terry had a purpose and an help, and Gibson stopped 21 photographs.

Roope Hintz scored a power-play purpose and Jake Oettinger made 27 saves for Dallas.

Along with his dad and mom watching from the stands, Carlsson instantly took over because the Geese' first-line middle, flanked by Terry and Trevor Zegras. The lanky playmaker seemed comfy and harmful from his opening shift, displaying his smoothness on the puck and misleading skating pace.

Carlsson, who missed the Geese' first two video games due to minor harm, is the fourth member of the 2023 draft class led by Connor Bedard to play within the NHL this season. Bedard, Carlsson and No. 3 choose Adam Fantilli of Columbus every scored some extent of their NHL debuts, however Carlsson was the one one with a purpose.

The one different class during which the highest three picks recorded factors of their debuts was in 2009, with John Tavares (No.1), Victor Hedman (No.2) and Matt Duchene (No. 3).

Carlsson, in the meantime, grew to become the sixth Geese participant to attain a purpose at 18 years previous or youthful. The others are Jamie Drysdale, Chad Kilger, Cam Fowler, Mason McTavish, and Oleg Tverdovsky.

Geese defenseman Tristan Luneau additionally made his NHL debut together with his dad and mom additionally in attendance. The 19-year-old Canadian was the 53rd total choose in 2022 and, after being named the Quebec main junior league's high defenseman final spring, he shocked many by making Anaheim's roster out of coaching camp.

The younger Geese had a robust first interval, and Terry scored lower than 5 minutes in on a protracted rebound of Zegras' slap shot whereas Carlsson screened Oettinger in entrance. Pavel Mintyukov, the Geese' promising teenage Russian defenseman, earned his first NHL help after getting his first purpose final Sunday.

Pavelski arrange Hintz for the Stars' first energy play purpose of the season within the second earlier than scoring his personal man-advantage purpose late within the interval.

Pavelski's 451st profession purpose tied him with Patrick Kane for the sixth-most NHL targets by a U.S.-born participant. He additionally handed Doug Gilmour for the fourth-most targets scored by a participant picked within the seventh spherical or later, trailing solely Luc Robitaille, Peter Bondra and Theo Fleury.

Data from The Related Press was used on this report.

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