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Oilers drill Stars, 5-1

Friday, 03.01.2013 / 1:04 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski

The Dallas Stars have had their way with the Edmonton Oilers in recent years. The Oilers got some revenge Thursday night, routing the Stars 5-1 to snap a six-game winless streak against the Stars, and a five game losing streak at American Airlines Center. It was the Oilers’ first regulation win in Dallas since 2006.

“Well, I think mathematically we were due,” said Oilers coach Ralph Krueger.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan saw it a different way.

“It was a stinker,” Gulutzan said.

Not much went right for the Stars, who surrendered four goals or more for the sixth time in the last eight games.

They put the Oilers on nine power plays, including three 5-on-3 power play chances. The Oilers missed on all the 5-on-3’s or the score could have been more lopsided.

The Stars’ power play had a chance to turn the game around in the second period, but it couldn’t cash in and the Oilers ended up extending their lead on a goal where the puck bounced their way.

“It was an odd night. It was an odd night,” said Gulutzan. “They got a couple of bounces early and the penalties didn’t allow us to get back in the game.”

To read more, visit StarsInsideEdge.com with Mark Stepneski

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 22 17 11 6 28
J. Benn 22 8 12 4 20
J. Spezza 22 4 15 -6 19
A. Roussel 22 5 7 -3 12
T. Daley 22 5 6 -10 11
C. Eakin 19 4 5 2 9
A. Goligoski 22 0 9 2 9
J. Klingberg 8 3 5 6 8
R. Garbutt 19 3 5 -5 8
E. Cole 21 4 3 -3 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 9 5 4 .908 2.93
A. Lindback 0 4 0 .845 4.52
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