Dallas 4, Edmonton 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 21, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 10-8-0-2 7-2-0-1 3-6-0-1 L1
Dallas 12-8-0-0 7-3-0-0 5-5-0-0 W1

Recap

Kari Lehtonen turned aside 17 shots as the Dallas Stars ended a five-game losing skid with a convincing 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

Lehtonen was the beneficiary of a rare offensive outburst from the Stars, who had scored just four times over the course of their losing streak.

Toby Peterson opened the scoring 8:30 into the opening period, taking a centering pass from Tom Wandell and wristing a knuckler past Edmonton netminder Nikolai Khabibulin.

Steve Ott extended the lead near the midway point of the second period. Moments after Edmonton's Ryan Smyth missed a wraparound into a wide-open net, Mike Ribeiro fed a backhand centering pass that Ott one-timed past Khabibulin from point-blank range.

Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins trimmed the deficit with his eighth goal of the season at 15:24 but Stars forward Michael Ryder needed just 50 seconds to restore the two-goal edge, completing a 3-on-1 break with a wrist shot that found the top left corner.

Edmonton was given a pair of power-play chances in the final five minutes but couldn't convert, finishing 0-for-6 with the man advantage on the night.

Radek Dvorak iced things with a shorthanded empty-net goal with 1:24 remaining, his first of the campaign.

Edmonton has dropped five of its last six games.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Dallas
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1 Points Radek Dvorak 1
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1 Goals Radek Dvorak 1
Jordan Eberle 1 Assists Loui Eriksson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Radek Dvorak 1
Nikolai Khabibulin .912 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .944
Nikolai Khabibulin 31 Saves Kari Lehtonen 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 18 1 0-6 3-3 6 25
Dallas 35 4 0-3 6-6 12 24

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Stars have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Oilers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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