Stars vs. Coyotes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson's spin-o-rama leads to goal

Eric Nystrom still isn't sure what happened.

The Phoenix Coyotes lead the Dallas Stars 1-0 after one period thanks to some slick skating by their top defenseman (apologies to Keith Yandle, but this kid is playing out of his mind right now).

Oliver Ekman-Larsson received a Steve Sullivan pass as he entered the attacking zone. Eric Nystrom was there to meet him but OEL immediately spun out of harm's way, protecting the puck to escape deeper into the zone before dumping it off to Antoine Vermette. Vermette quickly passed to Shane Doan and he netted the first score of the game.

It was an impressive move by the young defenseman and racked up his team-leading 17th point of the season.

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