Dallas 4, Edmonton 1

Saturday, January 7, 2012 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 16-22-0-3 10-6-0-2 6-16-0-1 L3
Dallas 23-16-0-1 13-7-0-1 10-9-0-0 W2


Jamie Benn continued his hot streak with a pair of goals and Mike Ribeiro also scored twice as the Dallas Stars defeated the visiting Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Saturday afternoon.

Benn's fourth straight multi-point effort gave the Stars their third win in the past four games.

The Oilers, who may find themselves down another forward after Jordan Eberle suffered a knee injury in the first period, return home having earned just one victory on their marathon seven-game road trip.

While Dallas had the majority of the scoring chances, it was Edmonton which managed the only goal of the first period. Taylor Hall's initial shot was stopped by Kari Lehtonen but the rebound deflected the skate of defenseman Alex Goligoski and floated into the net.

The Stars responded with just over five minutes remaining in the second period, as Benn converted a pass from Trevor Daley for his third goal in as many games.

Benn evened things up seven minutes into the third, knocking home a rebound after Edmonton netminder Nikolai Khabibulin made the initial save on Adam Burish. Ribeiro then put the game away with 6:21 remaining, banking a shot from behind the red line off Oilers defenseman Josh Green and past Khabibulin.

Ribeiro added an empty netter in the final minute, capping his second straight two-goal game.

Eberle left the game after falling awkwardly. He went straight to the locker room and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Dallas
Taylor Hall 1 Points Loui Eriksson 3
Taylor Hall 1 Goals Jamie Benn 2
Sam Gagner 1 Assists Loui Eriksson 3
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Nikolai Khabibulin .909 Save Percentage Richard Bachman .962
Nikolai Khabibulin 30 Saves Richard Bachman 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 26 1 0-2 2-2 9 21
Dallas 34 4 0-2 2-2 9 30

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Stars have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Oilers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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