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game recap

Oilers down Stars 4-1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers down Stars 4-1
Dallas Stars 1, Edmonton Oilers 4

An early goal by Jordan Eberle set the tone for a fast-paced game in which the Oilers excelled. The team displayed power-play potency, strong goaltending, and a dominant performance from captain Shawn Horcoff enroute to a 4-1 win over the Stars.

Under the Scope

FIRST PERIOD

The Oilers and Stars battled back and forth through the first half of the first, highlighted by a big pad save from Nikolai Khabibulin on Brendan Morrow and an Ales Hemsky breakaway that was stopped by Kari Lehtonen.

Edmonton had assumed an 8-6 edge in shots when Eberle drew a hooking minor from Dallas' Trevor Daley for the game's first man-advantage. Although the Oilers couldn't beat Lehtonen with their lone power-play attempt, Eberle got it done four seconds into five-on-five.

From beside the net, Sam Gagner dodged a sliding defender and hit Eberle with a backhand centering pass. The rookie promptly snapped it into the net for the opening goal.

The Oilers carried their 1-0 lead and 11-7 shot advantage into the second period.

SECOND PERIOD

The Stars were sparkling in the early part of the middle frame, quickly overtaking the Oilers in shots. But at 7:18, Mark Fistric stopped the surge by taking a hooking minor, and only 22 seconds later, Taylor Chorney capitalized by slapping home his first career NHL goal. The power-play marker gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead.

Edmonton benefited from a third consecutive man-advantage at the midway point of the game but was unable to increase its lead.

With 4:10 left on the clock, the power-play tables turned as Horcoff was assessed two minutes for tripping. 41 seconds into the five-on-four, Loui Eriksson slipped in and beat Khabibulin five-hole to get the Stars on the board and within one.

But the Oilers soon got that one back. At the tail end of Tom Wandell's tripping minor, the puck passed perfectly from Hemsky to Horcoff to the back of the net, resulting in the game's third power-play goal and a 3-1 home lead heading into the final frame.

THIRD PERIOD

Edmonton wasted no time getting back in the scoring groove. 28 seconds after third-period puck drop, Horcoff set up Hemsky for a partial breakaway that concluded with a pretty backhander. The play gave Horcoff his third point of the night and the Oilers a 4-1 lead.

The Stars pressed to get back within striking distance, but the extra aggression resulted in only penalties. The Oilers finished the game up one man and three goals, securing them two points Tuesday night.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:02
EDM
Jordan Eberle (12) ASST: Sam Gagner (22), Jim Vandermeer (8)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
07:40
EDM
PPG - Taylor Chorney (1) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (12), Tom Gilbert (11)
2 - 0 EDM
16:31
DAL
PPG - Loui Eriksson (19) ASST: Jason Williams (1), Kari Lehtonen (5)
2 - 1 EDM
18:10
EDM
PPG - Shawn Horcoff (8) ASST: Ales Hemsky (25), Taylor Chorney (3)
3 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
00:28
EDM
Ales Hemsky (10) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (13), Tom Gilbert (12)
4 - 1 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
15:58
DAL
Trevor Daley  Hooking against  Jordan Eberle
2nd Period
07:18
DAL
Mark Fistric  Hooking against  Taylor Hall
09:51
DAL
Aaron Gagnon  Too many men on the ice
15:50
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Tripping against  Mike Ribeiro
16:41
DAL
Tom Wandell  Tripping against  Taylor Hall
3rd Period
05:38
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Interference against  Toby Petersen
13:52
EDM
Jordan Eberle  Holding against  Matt Niskanen
17:25
DAL
Mark Fistric  Cross checking against  Taylor Hall
19:45
DAL
James Neal  Slashing against  Linus Omark
goalie stats
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
23-16-6
SA: 30TOI: 59:44
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .867SH: 0 - 0
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 25TOI: 59:55
Saves: 24EV: 19 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .960SH: 1 - 1