Florida's Aleksander Barkov enjoyed his debut a little more than all the new faces for the Dallas Stars.
The 18-year-old player from Finland scored the tying goal, veteran Marcel Goc followed with the first of his two in the third period, and the Panthers spoiled Lindy Ruff's first game as Dallas coach with a 4-2 victory over the Stars on Thursday night.
''It had a lot of aspects to it,'' said Panthers coach Kevin Dineen, whose team had the worst record in the lockout-shortened season after a division-winning campaign. ''Our young players coming through and making a difference, a really nice goal. Our veteran guys stepping up when they needed to.''
The Panthers erased a 2-1 deficit with goals about 4 1/2 minutes apart.
Barkov, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, scored as bodies piled up around Kari Lehtonen in front of the Dallas net. The teenager found the loose puck, spun and shot it inside the left post to make it 2-2.
''He had a big game,'' Panthers forward Kris Versteeg ...