Alberta Mirror

Monday, October 3, 2022

Oilers blow late lead to Stars, lose 2nd consecutive after a five-match winning streak

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Key takeaways: 

  • Dallas scores two goals 24 seconds apart to triumph in the match in the 3rd period.
  • Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski nets a goal against Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen during a 5-3 victory on Tuesday. 

In the third period, Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov netted 24 seconds apart late. The Dallas Stars rebounded to hit Edmonton 5-3 on Tuesday night, giving their Oilers their first defeat this season after scoring sooner.

Tyler Seguin added an empty-net goal at 19:41 for his 300th career goals, and Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski added goals for the Stars, who succeeded straight matches for the first time since a four-game streak Feb. 27-March 6. Jake Oettinger made 22 blocks.

The Stars have 73 points in 62 matches, giving them the second and last wild card in the Western Conference by one end over Vegas.

“With this club, you can be in and out [of a playoff berth] every match,” Seguin stated. “It’s 20 matches left, trying to get into that dance.”

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Stars beat Oilers

“We had several players go out there, and they were defined to make a difference in the match’s result,” Dallas manager Rick Bowness said.

Kailer Yamamoto, Leon Draisaitl, and Evander Kane netted for the Oilers, 21-1-0 when netting first this season. The NHL record to begin a season is 22-0-0 by the 1944-45 Montreal Canadiens. Mikko Koskinen thwarted 23 attempts and is 11-2-2 in his previous 15 beginnings. The Oilers hold the third and previous playoff post in the Pacific Division with 75 points in 64 matches. 

They also lost for the first time after leading after one period (19-1-0) and finished a back-to-back after losing in overtime at Colorado on Monday.

“Not our best hour in that final six minutes,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said, “but we have to learn from it and move on.” Woodcroft attributed late individual mistakes to exhaustion, “but that’s no reason.”

Source – cbc.ca

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