Game Recap: Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers | 04/03/2024

Jerome Miron | Credit: USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Stars returned home to host the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. The Stars shutout the Oilers 5-0 at the American Airlines Center. Dallas improved to 48-19-9, while Edmonton fell to 45-24-5.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz, Joe Pavelski, Thomas Harley, Jason Robertson, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger stopped all 35 shots he faced for his second consecutive shutout. Meanwhile, Oilers starting goalie Calvin Pickard made 27 saves in a losing effort.

The Stars had a thunderous start on home ice. Radek Faksa opened the scoring with a snap shot into the Oilers’ net for an early 1-0 lead at 2:08 of the first period. Sam Steel and Craig Smith collected the assists on Faksa’s seventh of the season.

The Stars merely led the Oilers 1-0 at the end of the first period. Edmonton outshot Dallas 17-10 after 20 minutes.

The Stars doubled their lead, thanks to a power-play goal. Mattias Ekholm was called for interference against Sam Steel at 12:27 of the second period. Tyler Seguin capitalized on the man advantage with a snap shot into the Oilers’ net to make it a 2-0 game at 13:16. Miro Heiskanen and Jason Robertson collected the assists on Seguin’s 23rd of the season.

The Stars tripled their lead when Wyatt Johnston fired a wrist shot into the Oilers’ net to extend the team’s lead to 3-0 at 16:27 of the second period. Thomas Harley and Radek Faksa collected the assists on Johnston’s 30th of the season. With the goal, Johnston reached the 30-goal mark in his sophomore season.

The Stars broke the game wide-open, thanks to a power-play goal. Stars captain Jamie Benn capitalized on the man advantage by tipping a shot into the Oilers’ net to put the Stars up 4-0 at 18:42 of the second period. Logan Stankoven and Wyatt Johnston collected the assists on Benn’s 19th of the season.

The Stars put the game out of reach for the Oilers. Sam Steel used a backhand shot to expand the Stars’ lead to 5-0 at 19:04 of the second period. Radek Faksa and Craig Smith collected the assists on Steel’s ninth of the season.

The Stars brought a commanding 5-0 lead to the locker room at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot Edmonton 28-25 through 40 minutes.

Neither the Stars nor the Oilers scored in the third period.

The Stars shutout the Oilers 5-0 in regulation. Edmonton outshot Dallas 35-32 after 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Jake Oettinger (1.000 SV%)
2. Radek Faksa (3 points: 1 goal and 2 assists)
3. Wyatt Johnston (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)

Up Next
The Stars will travel to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Central.

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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