DALLAS — Leon Draisaitl scored to energy Edmonton’s red-hot energy play, Mikko Koskinen made 34 saves and the Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 Monday evening.
Edmonton has scored on an NHL-leading 31% of its energy performs, together with 10 man-advantage objectives in its previous eight video games. The Oilers have been going towards a Dallas penalty kill ranked third within the league getting into Monday — the Stars had killed 40 straight penalties over their earlier 11 house video games relationship to Oct. 29.
Koskinen made 17 saves within the third interval. He allowed solely Tyler Seguin’s purpose with 2:37 to play after the Stars had pulled goalie Ben Bishop for an additional skater.
Koskinen withstood a barrage of seven pictures inside 2 half of minutes early within the third and had two extra saves on a late-game Dallas energy play.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports activities)
The Oilers scored twice within the first interval, with Connor McDavid aiding on each objectives. McDavid handed to Zack Kassian within the slot for a wrist shot previous Bishop at eight:07.
Draisaitl scored on Edmonton’s second energy play with a wrist shot from the best circle at 14:13. He took a cross from Alex Chiasson for his 21st purpose this season, sixth on the ability play. The Oilers have 34 power-play objectives.
Bishop completed with 26 saves.
Edmonton ended a four-game shedding streak (Zero-Three-1) and pulled even with Pacific Division chief Arizona at 42 factors.
Dallas had a five-game level streak (Four-Zero-1) earlier than the loss. The Stars are 2-1-1 since Rick Bowness took over as interim head coach.
McDavid has 18 factors (eight objectives, 10 assists) in 11 profession video games towards Dallas. … McDavid (59 factors) and Draisaitl (57) are 1-2 within the NHL scoring race. … Edmonton’s six energy performs have been essentially the most towards Dallas because the Stars confronted eight on Nov. 5 towards Colorado. Seven of the 9 penalties within the recreation have been for tripping. … The Oilers have been Three for Three on the penalty kill.
Oilers: Full a two-game journey at St. Louis on Tuesday.
Stars: Play on Thursday at Tampa Bay within the first of two video games in two nights in Florida.
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