Dallas 3, Edmonton 1

Friday, March 2, 2012 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 34-26-1-4 18-12-0-3 16-14-1-1 W1
Edmonton 25-33-2-4 16-13-2-2 9-20-0-2 L2


STARS 3, OILERS 1: Radek Dvorak and Tomas Vincour scored in the second period and Kari Lehtonen came within 30 seconds of a shutout as Dallas began its three-game road trip with a win over Edmonton.

Michael Ryder added an empty-net goal for the Stars, who extended their point streak to six games (5-0-1) and improved to 4-1-2 in their last seven on the road.

After a scoreless first period, Dvorak got Dallas on the board just over 8 1/2 minutes into the second. Goalless since Dec. 1, Dvorak buried a loose puck in the crease for his fourth tally of the season.

The Stars doubled the lead 4:20 later on Vincour's third goal of the campaign.

Defenseman Philip Larsen took a shot from the right faceoff circle that was partially blocked and went wide. The puck caromed off the end boards and hit the side of the net before Vincour tapped it in while standing alone in the crease as Nikolai Khabibulin was bumped out of position by teammate Corey Potter.

Ryder sealed the outcome with an empty-netter with 1:28 remaining in the third. But Sam Gagner scored 58 seconds later to prevent Lehtonen, who made 19 saves, from recording his third shutout of the season.

Khabibulin stopped 12 shots for the Oilers, who have lost six of seven at home.

Dvorak's goalless drought lasted 39 games. His tally came on the Stars' sixth shot of the game. ... Dallas has won eight of its last nine overall meetings with the Oilers and 10 of 14 at Edmonton. ... Stars center Mike Ribeiro was kept off the scoresheet, ending his eight-game points streak. ... Edmonton's Taylor Hall was held without a point for the first time in six contests.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Edmonton
Radek Dvorak 1 Points Sam Gagner 1
Radek Dvorak 1 Goals Sam Gagner 1
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Ales Hemsky 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .950 Save Percentage Nikolai Khabibulin .857
Kari Lehtonen 19 Saves Nikolai Khabibulin 12

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 15 3 0-2 0-0 0 27
Edmonton 20 1 0-0 2-2 4 27

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Oilers have a W/L % of .360 after a win and .410 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Stars have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .548 after a loss.
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