Dallas 3, Edmonton 1

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 42-30-1-4 22-14-0-3 20-16-1-1 W1
Edmonton 31-37-2-7 18-16-2-3 13-21-0-4 L1


STARS 3, OILERS 1: Michael Ryder scored two goals and set up another while Mike Ribeiro added a tally and two assists as Dallas took over the Pacific Division lead and completed a sweep of its four-game season series with Edmonton.

Loui Eriksson notched two assists and Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves for the Stars, who have won 13 of 18 overall and seven of nine on the road. The win moved Dallas one point ahead of San Jose in the Pacific after the Sharks fell 2-1 to Anaheim.

Ryder opened the scoring with a brilliant individual effort less than 12 minutes into the first period. After receiving a pass in the neutral zone, Ryder skated down the middle, deked his way past Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry in the slot and put a backhander past Devan Dubnyk for his fourth goal in five games.

Ribeiro converted a return pass from Eriksson during a 2-on-1 rush just over five minutes into the second. Ryder made it 3-0 at 4:11 of the third when he tapped in a pass from the left circle by Ribeiro, completing his fifth two-goal performance of the season.

Hemsky spoiled Lehtonen's shutout bid just over four minutes later with his 10th tally of the campaign and fifth in six contests.

Dubnyk stopped 22 shots for the Oilers, who lost in regulation for the first time in eight games (5-1-2).

: Ribeiro's goal was his second in as many contests following an eight-game drought. ... The Stars have won nine of 10 overall meetings with the Oilers and 11 of 15 in Edmonton. ... The Oilers scored one goal in each of their four losses to Dallas this season. ... Dallas is 1-1-0 on its four-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Edmonton
Michael Ryder 3 Points Ales Hemsky 1
Michael Ryder 2 Goals Ales Hemsky 1
Mike Ribeiro 2 Assists Corey Potter 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .969 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .880
Kari Lehtonen 31 Saves Devan Dubnyk 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 25 3 0-5 4-4 8 31
Edmonton 32 1 0-4 5-5 10 27

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Oilers have a W/L % of .355 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Stars have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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