NHL Playoffs: Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers Game 3 Recap

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The Dallas Stars were on the road to take on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3. The Stars rallied to defeat the Oilers 5-3 at Rogers Place. Dallas leads Edmonton 2-1 in the Western Conference Final.

Stars head coach Pete DeBoer tweaked the Stars’ starting lineup, which featured Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, Tyler Seguin, Miro Heiskanen, Thomas Harley, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 26 saves for a win. Meanwhile, Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner made 17 saves in a losing effort.

The Oilers sought a fast start to take control of the first period.

Zach Hyman opened the scoring with a deflected shot that entered the Stars’ net for an early 1-0 lead at 2:02. Connor McDavid and Evan Bouchard collected the assists on Hyman’s 13th of the playoffs.

Connor McDavid fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to double the lead to 2-0 at 7:37. Mattias Ekholm and Zach Hyman collected the assists on McDavid’s fourth of the playoffs.

The Stars trailed the Oilers 2-0 after the first period. Edmonton outshot Dallas 10-3 after 20 minutes.

The Stars eclipsed the Oilers’ lead for a one-goal advantage that lasted for most of the second period.

Jason Robertson blasted a snapshot into the Oilers’ net to cut the lead in half, 2-1, at 5:35. Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin collected the assists on Robertson’s fourth of the playoffs.

Jason Robertson followed up with a backhand shot that entered the Oilers’ net to tie the game, 2-2, at 8:05. Roope Hintz collected the lone assist on Robertson’s fifth of the playoffs and second of the night.

Wyatt Johnston joined the Stars’ scoring party with a wrist shot goal to extend the lead to 3-2 at 9:08. Logan Stankoven and Stars captain Jamie Benn collected the assists on Johnston’s eighth of the playoffs.

The Oilers rained on the Stars’ parade with a game-tying goal late in the second period.

Adam Henrique scored on a tip-in shot to tie the game, 3-3, at 19:07. Connor Brown collected the lone assist on Henrique’s second of the playoffs.

The Stars and Oilers were tied 3-3 after two periods. Dallas outshot Edmonton 19-17 through 40 minutes.

The Stars regained the lead midway through the third period.

Jason Robertson fired a wrist shot into the Oilers’ net to extend the Stars’ lead to 4-3 at 11:54. Tyler Seguin and Esa Lindell collected the assists on Robertson’s sixth of the playoffs and third of the night. Robertson notched his first career hat trick as a result.

The Oilers pulled their goalie for an extra attacker late in the third period, and this helped the Stars score an empty-net goal.

Miro Heiskanen fired a wrist shot into the Oilers’ empty net to expand the Stars’ lead to 5-3 at 18:05. Jamie Benn collected the lone assist on Heiskanen’s sixth of the playoffs.

The Stars roared back for a 5-3 win over the Oilers in regulation and improved to 6-1 on the road. Edmonton outshot Dallas 29-22 after a full 60 minutes.

Three Stars of the Game
1. Jason Robertson (3 points: 3 goals)
2. Connor McDavid (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)
3. Roope Hintz (2 points: 2 assists)

Return to Lineup
Roope Hintz returned to the Stars’ lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury. According to the Stars’ senior writer Mike Heika, Hintz has been skating hard and looking good in that regard.

Up Next
The Stars and Oilers will meet again on Wednesday for Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. Central.

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