Saturday, February 17, 2024 03:00 PM (ET)

Evan Bouchard scores OT winner as Oilers top Stars

Field Level Media
Feb 17, 2024

Evan Bouchard scored his second goal of the game on the power play 30 seconds into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win against the host Dallas Stars on Saturday.

After Leon Draisaitl won the face-off, Bouchard took the puck to the top of the right circle and beat Jake Oettinger far side.

Corey Perry had a goal and an assist, Draisaitl had two assists and Calvin Pickard made 24 saves for the Oilers.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, and Mason Marchment and Thomas Harley each had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Oettinger made 20 saves.

After a fairly uneventful first period, the action picked up in the second with all six regulation-time goals scored.

Marchment extended his point streak to nine games to give Dallas a 1-0 lead on the power play at 1:08 of the middle frame. Pickard stopped Wyatt Johnston's shot from the right circle, but the rebound bounced to Marchment on the other side.

Bouchard tied it 55 seconds later, taking a pass from Mattias Ekholm into the left circle and waiting before sending a wrist shot into the far side of the net.

Harley put the Stars in front 2-1 at 4:47 when Duchene found him pinching toward the back door for a quick strike from the left circle that beat Pickard stick side.

The Oilers again responded quickly.

Perry took a pass from Connor McDavid at the top of the crease and redirected it over Oettinger to tie it at 2 at 6:55.

Edmonton had a chance to pull away midway through the second on a 5-on-3 for 1:43. McDavid hit the post on the two-man advantage but that was as close as the Oilers could come, failing to record a shot on goal.

Derek Ryan gave Edmonton its first lead of the game at 18:42, converting on a short-handed 2-on-1 off a feed from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

This time, it was the Stars with the immediate response.

Marchment's shot from the left circle landed just behind Pickard's right skate and Duchene tucked in the loose puck on his backhand to tie it at 3 with 58 seconds remaining in the period.

- Field Level Media

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