NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Edmonton
(Tuesday, March 7th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, Edmonton 3 (SO)
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Sergei Zubov netted the game-winner in the shootout and added an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Jussi Jokinen had a penalty shot goal and scored in the shootout and Philippe Boucher and Antti Miettinen scored for the Stars, who have won their last three games.
Marty Turco made 26 saves and stopped both the shooters he faced in the shootout for Dallas, which is 3-1 against Edmonton this season and sits atop the Pacific Division with 85 points.
Ryan Smyth and Shawn Horcoff each had a goal and an assist and Dick Tarnstrom added the other goal for the Oilers, who had a small two-game winning streak stopped.
Ty Conklin stopped 23-of-26 shots in regulation and overtime for Edmonton, but was pulled in favor of Michael Morrison in the shootout. Morrison, though, allowed goals on both of the shooters he faced.
Zubov was the first shooter for Dallas and he made a deke and fired a wrister over the left pad of Morrison for the early advantage. Ales Hemsky took the first shot for Edmonton, but Turco made a left shoulder save on the shot.
Jokinen skated next and flinched with his right leg to get Morrison to bite and fired the disc over his right pad for the 2-0 lead in the shootout.
Smyth skated in to keep the game alive, but his wrist shot went right into Turco's breadbasket to end the game.
Edmonton was trailing 3-1 going into the third period, but knotted the game up with two goals in the stanza.
Chris Pronger let fly with a one-timer from the top of the left circle that Turco made a kick save on. But, the rebound went right out front and Smyth smacked it in just 3:52 in.
After a faceoff win, Pronger let fly with a shot from the right point that Turco saved. The rebound went out front and Smyth took a whack at it, but Turco stopped it. Horcoff, though, got the second chance in to tie the game up with 9:03 left in regulation.
Neither team was able to net the game-winner throughout the rest of regulation and overtime. The best chance came in the final minute of overtime when Dallas' Brenden Morrow was sprung for a breakaway, but he fumbled the puck and Conklin easily stopped his sharp-angle shot from the left side of the net.
The Stars drew first blood in the game and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Jason Arnott sent a backhander from the low left circle that hit a defender in front of the net. The disc popped out to the slot where Boucher picked it up and snapped it between Conklin's five-hole with 2:15 left.
The Oilers, though, tied it up early in the second period.
Horcoff received the puck at the right circle, made the move to get by a defender and from the inside of the sphere, fed the puck to Tarnstrom at the top of the left circle. Tarnstrom snapped a one-timer that beat Turco, who was way out of the net, high on the stick side 6:06 in.
However, Dallas took a 3-1 lead into the third period.
Niklas Hagman forced a turnover at the Edmonton blue line and skated the puck in. He made a drop pass to Niko Kapanen at the right point and Kapanen fired a pass to the top of the left circle where Miettinen one-timed it past Conklin low on the stick side at 10:04.
While on the power play, Jokinen had a breakaway, but was hauled down as he was taking a shot and was rewarded with a penalty shot. He skated in on net and went from the backhand to the forehand and snapped the disc over Conklin's right pad with 5:23 left in the second.
The Oilers start a four-game road trip at San Jose on Thursday...Dallas travels to Calgary on Thursday...Dallas is 9-0 in shootouts this season and Edmonton is 6-6...Jokinen has scored on all nine shootout attempts he made this season...Zubov is 6-for-9 in the shootout...Pronger and Hemsky each had two assists...Dallas went 1-for-2 on the power play...The Oilers were scoreless in their two man-advantages.
03/08 00:12:24 ET