In a highly-anticipated showdown at Rogers Place, the Edmonton Oilers went head-to-head with the Dallas Stars. Despite a remarkable comeback effort in the third period led by Sam Gagner, the Oilers narrowly fell to the Stars in a 4–3 defeat.
The game was marked by several key moments and standout performances, particularly from Gagner, who made a triumphant return to Oil Country. Gagner showcased his scoring prowess, notching two goals that sparked an incredible comeback attempt. These goals marked his 112th and 113th career goals for the Oilers.
The Oilers found themselves trailing 4–1 in the final frame against a Dallas Stars team playing their second game of a back-to-back, having defeated the Calgary Flames the night before. However, the Edmonton squad demonstrated their resilience and went to work against the tired Stars squad.
Edmonton outshot Dallas 49-27 over the full 60 minutes, with plenty of opportunities from in close. They were unable to capitalise on their power play opportunities, going zero-for-three on the man-advantage.
The Stars’ goaltender, Scott Wedgewood, played a pivotal role in the game, stopping 46 of the 49 shots directed at him. Stuart Skinner made 23 saves but couldn’t hold off the opportunistic Stars.
It was a game that was stolen by Wedgewood’s goaltending, and as a result, the Oilers fell to a 2–6–1 record. This team is facing the reality of having excellent offensive processes in place but can’t quite figure it out in their own end yet. They’ll need to start seeing results soon otherwise their quest for the Cup will be an uphill battle for the rest of the season.
Charts from the setback are below.
|Matt Duchene||Mason Marchment, Esa Lindell||08:08 | 1st||DAL 1 – 0 EDM|
|Evander Kane||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||17:00 | 1st||DAL 1 – 1 EDM|
|Joe Pavelski||Roope Hintz, Miro Heiskanen||03:25 | 2nd||DAL 2 – 1 EDM|
|Roope Hintz (PPG)||Joe Pavelski, Jamie Benn||16:06 | 2nd||DAL 3 – 1 EDM|
|Roope Hintz||Joe Pavelski, Jason Robertson||02:37 | 3rd||DAL 4 – 1 EDM|
|Sam Gagner||Cody Ceci, Brett Kulak||10:35 | 3rd||DAL 4 – 2 EDM|
|Sam Gagner||Evander Kane||13:36 | 3rd||DAL 4 – 3 EDM|
All situations Corsi
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