Oilers Even Series at 2-2 with Victory Over Stars

The Edmonton Oilers rebounded from a disappointing Game 3 loss to tie the Western Conference Finals at 2-2 with a convincing 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place on Wednesday night.

The Oilers got off to a fast start, scoring three unanswered goals in the first period. Connor McDavid, the NHL’s scoring leader, continued his impressive postseason with a goal and two assists. Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard also found the net for Edmonton in the opening frame.

The Stars managed to pull within one goal early in the second period on a power-play goal from Jamie Benn. However,the Oilers responded quickly with goals from Mattias Ekholm and Mattias Janmark to extend their lead to 5-1.

Dallas struggled to generate consistent offense throughout the game. Jake Oettinger, who was stellar in Game 3, had a rough outing, allowing five goals on 27 shots. The Stars’ top line of Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, and Joe Pavelski was held scoreless for the second consecutive game.

The Oilers’ penalty kill, which struggled early in the series, proved to be a difference-maker. They successfully shut down all three Dallas power plays, including a crucial penalty kill late in the second period that helped maintain their momentum.

The series now shifts back to Dallas for a pivotal Game 5 on Friday night. Both teams will be looking to regain home-ice advantage and take a crucial step towards the Stanley Cup Finals.

Share and Enjoy !