|EDM||0||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|DAL||0||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
DALLAS (AP) _ The Dallas Stars needed a wild comeback to maintain their dominance over the Edmonton Oilers.
Bill Guerin scored his second goal of the game 55 seconds into overtime and the Stars rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Oilers 5-4 Sunday.
The Oilers are 1-17-2-1 in Dallas since the Stars moved from Minnesota before the 1993-94 season. Edmonton's last regular-season victory in Texas was on Jan. 17, 1996.
``The Dallas Stars are not liked in Edmonton and for good reason,'' said Guerin, a former Oilers player.
The Stars extended their home-unbeaten streak to 11 games (7-0-4) by storming back from a 4-1 hole they fell into late in the second period.
Guerin pushed the Stars' home unbeaten streak against the Oilers to 16 games (15-0-1) when he scored his 27th goal of the season with a one-timer from the right circle off a behind-the-net pass from Pierre Turgeon.
``Turgeon has been great behind the net his whole career,'' Guerin said. ``He tells guys to get open and he'll find you and that's exactly what happened.''
Dallas' overall home-unbeaten streak is the longest current run in the NHL.
Edmonton got second-period goals from Raffi Torres, Fernando Pisani and Ryan Smyth to build its three-goal advantage.
But Brenden Morrow scored a power-play goal late in the second period, Philippe Boucher made it a one-goal game with 18:34 left, and Teppo Numminen drew the Stars even at 4 with 15:08 remaining in regulation.
The Oilers came away with a point for the overtime loss, but they had a chance to do better as they attempt to climb into the Western Conference playoff race. Edmonton is in 10th place with 17 games remaining.
``We didn't have composure, we started to panic with the puck,'' Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. ``Two of the goals, guys are open in the slot uncontested in the most dangerous area on the ice. It's so unbelievably frustrating for everybody to see a game like that slip through our fingers. The clock is ticking and this overshadows what was a great effort by our team for most of the game.''
The Oilers were upset about a boarding penalty assessed to Jason Chimera at 15:42 of the second period, leading to Morrow's power-play goal.
``The power play at the end of the second turned the momentum around,'' MacTavish said. ``It was a great hit by Chimera. If he didn't finish the hit, we'd have been ticked off at him. It's just a bad call. But we couldn't kill the penalty. You expect your penalty killers to come through in that situation.''
Dallas' last successful comeback from a three-goal deficit was against Edmonton on Dec. 1, 2001. In that game, the Stars trailed 3-0 before winning 6-4.
The Stars capitalized on the first of five power plays 2:11 in when Guerin lifted a rebound over sprawling goaltender Tommy Salo.
Edmonton tied it at 1 at 12:17 of the first period on Steve Staois' shot from the point.
Torres' deflection at 1:11 of the second period gave the Oilers a 2-1 lead, then Edmonton capitalized on a mistake by Dallas goaltender Marty Turco for Pisani's short-handed goal.
Turco came out of his net to play the puck, but was unable to gain control. Pisani took possession and scored his 10th goal at 4:29 before Turco could slide back into position.
Smyth's goal from the left circle at 14:42 of the second made it 4-1.
Left wing Shayne Corson made his Stars debut, playing on the fourth line. The 37-year-old veteran of 17 NHL seasons had been working into game shape after signing as a free agent on Feb. 18.
Corson, who quit the Toronto Maple Leafs in the midst of the playoffs last season, got 8:05 of ice time.
``It was a lot of fun,'' Corson said. ``I was nervous those first two periods. I felt like I left my legs in Toronto, but in the third I felt like I got into a nice flow.''
|PPG - Bill Guerin (26) ASST: Philippe Boucher (10), Sergei Zubov (32)|
1 - 0 DAL
|Steve Staios (5) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (19)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Raffi Torres (18) ASST: Jarret Stoll (9), Radek Dvorak (29)|
2 - 1 EDM
|SHG - Fernando Pisani (10) ASST: NONE|
3 - 1 EDM
|Ryan Smyth (18) ASST: Steve Staios (20)|
4 - 1 EDM
|PPG - Brenden Morrow (20) ASST: Jason Arnott (28), Bill Guerin (23)|
4 - 2 EDM
|Philippe Boucher (7) ASST: Rob DiMaio (10), Jere Lehtinen (9)|
4 - 3 EDM
|Teppo Numminen (3) ASST: Brenden Morrow (21), Bill Guerin (24)|
4 - 4 Tie
|Bill Guerin (27) ASST: Pierre Turgeon (17), Philippe Boucher (11)|
5 - 4 DAL
|Ryan Smyth Interference on goalkeeper|
|Igor Ulanov Hi-sticking|
|Jason Smith Tripping|
|Bill Guerin Cross checking|
|Bill Guerin Boarding|
|Marc-Andre Bergeron Holding|
|Jason Chimera Boarding|
|Jason Arnott Cross checking|
|Jason Arnott Roughing|
|Cory Cross Roughing|
|SA: 27||TOI: 60:55|
|Saves: 22||EV: 14 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 9|
|SV%: .815||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 26||TOI: 60:55|
|Saves: 22||EV: 18 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: .846||SH: 1 - 2|