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First NHL goal 'amazing' feeling for Ducks' Karlsson

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Anaheim Ducks rookie William Karlsson joined NHL Live via Arena Cam to discuss the first two goals of his NHL career that led the Ducks to a 5-1 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday at First Niagara Center.

Karlsson, 21, scored the milestone goal at 8:15 of the second period after receiving a pass from defenseman Hampus Lindholm and beating Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth with a high wrist shot.

"I got a pass from Lindholm there," Karlsson said. "It got into my steel and I just kicked it forward. I had time to aim and it was post in. It's amazing. It's been a dream since I was a little kid. It was nice to get the first one."

A second-round pick (No. 53) of the Ducks in the 2011 Draft, Karlsson has come to be known as "Wild Bill." Anaheim strength and conditioning coach Sean Skahan once called him "Wild Bill" and the moniker has stuck.

"I'm 'Wild Bill' forever, I guess," Karlsson said.

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