NHL Playoffs Recap: Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers Game 4 | 05/29/2024

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The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice on Wednesday night. The Stars took an early lead but ultimately dropped a 5-2 decision to the Oilers in Game 4 at Rogers Place. Dallas and Edmonton are now tied 2-2 in the Western Conference Final.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, Tyler Seguin, Miro Heiskanen, Esa Lindell, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 23 saves in a losing effort.

Meanwhile, Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner made 20 saves for a win.

The Stars drew first blood on the road. Wyatt Johnston blasted a snap shot into the Oilers’ net for a quick 1-0 lead, just 58 seconds into the first period. Jamie Benn and Thomas Harley collected the assists on Johnston’s ninth of the playoffs.

The Stars quickly doubled their lead. Logan Stankoven scored on a tip-in shot to make it a 2-0 game at 5:29. Esa Lindell and Miro Heiskanen collected the assists on Stankoven’s fourth of the playoffs.

The Oilers cut the Stars’ lead in half. Ryan McLeod blasted a snap shot into the Stars’ net to cut the lead to 2-1 at 13:30. Corey Perry and Darnell Nurse collected the assists on McLeod’s first of the playoffs.

The Oilers tied the game at two apiece. Evan Bouchard blasted a snap shot into the Stars’ net to tie the game 2-2 at 16:17. Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins collected the assists on Bouchard’s sixth of the playoffs.

The Stars and Oilers were tied 2-2 after the first period. Edmonton outshot Dallas 11-6 after 20 minutes.

The Oilers took the lead early in the second period. Mattias Janmark, a former Dallas Star from 2015 to 2020, blasted a snap shot into the Stars’ net for a short-handed goal and a 3-2 advantage at 14:31. Connor Brown collected the lone assist on Janmark’s second of the playoffs.

The Oilers extended their lead just 51 seconds later. Leon Draisaitl blasted a snap shot into the Stars’ net to extend the Oilers’ lead to 4-2 at 15:22. Zach Hyman and Connor McDavid collected the assists on Draisaitl’s tenth of the playoffs.

The Stars trailed the Oilers 4-2 after two periods. Edmonton outshot Dallas 24-14 through 40 minutes.

The Oilers added a goal late in the third period. Mattias Ekholm fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ empty net to expand the Oilers’ lead to 5-2 at 18:07. Ekholm’s unassisted goal was his fourth of the playoffs.

The Stars lost to the Oilers 5-2 after three periods. Edmonton outshot Dallas 29-22 after 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Mattias Janmark (1 point: 1 goal)
2. Connor McDavid (3 points: 3 assists)
3. Ryan McLeod (1 point: 1 goal)

Party Time
The Stars hosted a Game 4 watch party, presented by Bud Light, at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Central.

Up Next
The Stars and Oilers will play Game 5 in Dallas, Texas, on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Central.

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