NHL Playoffs Recap: Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 5 | 05/31/2024

Photo: Elías Valverde II

The Dallas Stars returned to Dallas to host the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 on Friday night. The Stars fell to the Oilers 3-1 at the American Airlines Center. Edmonton leads the series 3-2 over Dallas.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Logan Stankoven, Jamie Benn, Wyatt Johnston, Miro Heiskanen, Esa Lindell, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 23 saves in a losing effort. Meanwhile, Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner made 19 saves for a win.

The Oilers capitalized on the power play midway through the first period. Ryan Suter was called for roughing against Connor McDavid at 13:51. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins flipped in a backhand shot into the Stars’ net for a power-play goal and a 1-0 lead at 14:09. McDavid and Evan Bouchard collected the assists on Nugent-Hopkins’ fifth of the playoffs.

The Stars trailed the Oilers 1-0 after the first period. Edmonton outshot Dallas 7-4 after 20 minutes.

The Stars got off on the wrong foot to start the second period. Miro Heiskanen was called for delaying of game with a puck over the glass at 00:50. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins blasted a snap shot in the Stars’ net for a power-play goal and a 2-0 lead at 10:06. Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard collected the assists on Nugent-Hopkins’ sixth of the playoffs and second of the night.

The Oilers continued their offensive onslaught. Philip Broberg put a slap shot in the Stars’ net for a 3-0 lead at 5:09. Adam Henrique and Evander Kane collected the assists on Broberg’s first of the playoffs.

The Stars dug themselves in a 3-0 hole against the Oilers after two periods. Edmonton outshot Dallas 15-10 through 40 minutes.

The Stars thwarted the Oilers’ shutout bid late in the third period. Wyatt Johnston scored on a tip-in shot to cut the Oilers’ lead to 3-1 at 14:09. Thomas Harley and Logan Stankoven collected the assists on Johnston’s tenth of the playoffs.

The Stars lost to the Oilers 3-1 at the end of regulation. Edmonton outshot Dallas 26-20 after 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2 points: 2 goals)
2. Stuart Skinner (1.00 GAA and .950 SV%)
3. Evan Bouchard (2 points: 2 assists)

News Flash
The Stars and USA Hockey will host the 2025 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Frisco and Allen, Texas from April 23 to May 3, 2025.

Tornado Relief Efforts
The Dallas Stars Foundation’s 50/50 raffle during Game 5 will benefit Team Rubicon, a veteran-led humanitarian organization serving global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises, and assist the tornado relief efforts in North Texas. If you couldn’t make it to Game 5, you can support Team Rubicon and the Dallas Stars with an online donation here.

Party Time
On Sunday, the Stars’ Bud Light watch party for Game 6 will return to the American Airlines Center with real-time player-tracking projections on home ice. If you join in on the fun, your $10 entry fee will benefit the Dallas Stars Foundation as a $10 donation.

In Case You Missed It
Chris Tanev left Game 4 with a lower-body injury after blocking a shot from Evander Kane. Tanev was reportedly seen in a walking boot on Thursday. According to the Stars’ senior writer Mike Heika, Tanev was officially in the Stars’ lineup ahead of Game 5, and Lian Bichsel sat out.

Up Next
The Stars will head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

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