Alex Chiasson is off to a fast start in the NHL.
Chiasson scored the tiebreaking goal at 12:07 of the second period, and Dallas defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night to give Lindy Ruff his first victory as coach of the Stars.
It was the second goal this season for Chiasson, who has eight in nine career games. Still, the 23-year-old right wing said he doesn't think much about scoring goals.
''I just play my game. That's my main focus. As long as the team wins, that's all I care about,'' he said.
Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves for Dallas, which stopped a Capitals flurry on a power play as the game ended.
Alex Ovechkin scored in the first period for Washington. Erik Cole tied it 3:35 later.
''We had lots of chances -- lots of crossbars and posts,'' Ovechkin said.
Midway through the second, the Stars skated in 3-on-2 against goalie Braden Holtby. Cody Eakin took a shot and the rebound went out to Chiasson as he skated down the slot and beat Holtby.
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