NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Dallas
(Friday, October 28th)
Final Score: Edmonton 5, Dallas 3
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Radek Dvorak snapped a tie midway through the third period to lift Edmonton to a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center.
Marc-Andre Bergeron, Cory Cross, Ryan Smyth and Raffi Torres also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a seven-game winless streak and will travel to play Nashville on Saturday night. The Predators have yet to lose in regulation this season.
Jason Arnott and Bill Guerin each had a goal and an assist for Dallas, which has lost four of five games and will play at Wayne Gretzky's Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday. Mike Modano scored the other Dallas goal.
Jussi Markkanen saved 19 shots for the Oilers, while Marty Turco stopped 20 shots for the Stars.
Both teams were 1-for-7 on the power play, and Edmonton had great success on face-offs. They won 57 percent of face-offs, including two goals right after winning one in Dallas' zone.
After an Arnott power-play goal 5:14 into the third period tied the score, Dvorak beat Markkanen stick side off of an assist from Ethan Moreau to give the Oilers a 4-3 lead at the 8:12 mark.
Torres' power-play goal with 3:24 remaining in regulation extended the Oilers' advantage. Ales Hemsky passed the puck from just below the right face-off circle to Torres, who was standing just to the left of Turco. He slapped it by a sprawling Turco for his team-leading seventh goal.
The Oilers scored first, with 35 seconds left in the first period on a shot from near the left face-off area by Bergeron, his third goal of the season. Left wing Ryan Smyth slid in front of Turco on the goal and blocked his full view of the puck.
Remarkably, the Oilers had only four shots on goal in the period to the Stars' 11, yet had a 1-0 lead after the first stanza.
With just 2:29 off the clock in the second period, Edmonton took a 2-0 advantage with another goal off of a face-off. Cross' slapshot above the right face-off circle, his first of the season, added to the Oilers lead. It was a shorthanded tally.
After a Guerin goal cut the Oilers' lead to 2-1, Modano stole a pass near center ice, raced to the left circle and beat Markkanen stick side to tie the game 2-2. Modano's third goal of the season came 9:14 into the second period, just 30 seconds after Guerin had put the Stars on the board.
At the 3:17 mark, Smyth scored off a rebound along the left side of the goal to give Edmonton a 3-2 lead. The goal was Smyth's 200th of his career.
Edmonton is now 2-0-0 in its last two trips to American Airlines Center after going 1-18-2-0 in Dallas from 1993...Guerin's goal and assist gave him his third multi-point game of the season...Modano's unassisted goal in the second period gave him points in seven of Dallas' 10 games this season...The Stars didn't even get a shot off during a two-man advantage early in the second period.
10/29 00:13:13 ET