(Video) First NHL Goal: Karlsson nets first two of NHL career in Ducks win

By Ken McKenna
William Karlsson - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks rookie forward William Karlsson shows off the puck that beat Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth, which was the first goal of Karlsson’s NHL career (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)


Anaheim Ducks‘ rookie forward William Karlsson liked scoring his first NHL goal so much that he decided to add a second one in his team’s 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday afternoon.

Karlsson’s first goal of the game and in his NHL career, which turned out to be the game-winner in a contest that was never really in doubt, came in the first period on a snap shot from just above the circles, making the score 2-0 in favor of the Ducks.

The native of Marsta, Sweden netted his second in the game’s third period off of some sloppy play around the Sabres net. Karlsson poked home a loose puck past Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth to make the score 4-0 for the Ducks.

Karlsson, who was named the game’s first star, is currently ranked ninth among Ducks’ prospects by Hockey’s Future. He turned in a strong 2014 NHL preseason, and so far is showing that his preseason performance was not a fluke.

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