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Stars top Oilers, end Leon Draisaitl’s point streak and tie the game

By Vaseline May27,2024
Stars top Oilers, end Leon Draisaitl’s point streak and tie the game

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Mason Marchment scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, evening the Western Conference finals at one win apiece.

Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist and Esa Lindell also scored for the Stars, who rebounded from a 3-2 double-overtime loss in Game 1. Goaltender Jake Oettinger made 28 saves and Wyatt Johnston had two assists in Game 2.

Connor Brown scored for Edmonton.

The Stars ended Leon Draisaitl’s 13-game postseason points streak. He had recorded at least one point in every game during the Oilers’ 2024 playoff run.

The series moves to Edmonton for Game 3 on Monday.

Marchment, whose father, Bryan, spent four seasons with the Oilers in the 1990s, broke a 1-1 tie at 3:41 of the third period. An Edmonton turnover in its own zone led to Ryan Suter sending a point shot toward the net, and Marchment deflected it for his second goal of the playoffs.

Lindell’s empty-net goal with 2:03 remaining sealed the victory.

Edmonton had just five shots on goal in the third period. The Oilers outscored Dallas 16-4 in the first period but couldn’t keep the momentum going.

After dropping the series opener, the Stars were looking for an early boost and got it when Benn opened the scoring at 3:39 of the first period. Benn opted to shoot during a two-on-one rush and scored his fourth goal of the playoffs.

However, Brown equalized 44 seconds later. Oettinger stopped Cody Ceci’s shot attempt off the rush, but Brown pounced on the rebound and scored his first goal of the postseason.

Stars’ Roope Hintz misses another game

Star forward Roope Hintz made the decision during the match, but missed a fourth straight match due to an upper-body injury. The Stars made one lineup change, bringing in forward Ty Dellandrea and Radek Faksa.

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