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Dallas Stars Score: The Stars beat Edmonton 5-3

The Stars have 73 points in 62 games, giving them the second and final wildcard in the Western Conference by one point over Vegas.

DALLAS – (AP) – Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov were 24 seconds behind at the end of the third period, and the Dallas Stars bounced back to beat Edmonton 5-3 on Tuesday night, allowing their Oilers to first defeat this season after scoring first.

Tyler Seguin added an empty net goal at 7:41 p.m. February to March 6. Jake Oettinger made 22 stops.

The Stars have 73 points in 62 games, giving them the second and final wildcard in the Western Conference by one point over Vegas.

“With this league, you can get in and out (of a playoff spot) in every game,” Seguin said. “There are 20 games left to try to get into that dance.”

“We had a few players and they were determined to make a difference in the outcome of the game,” Dallas coach Rick Bowness said.

Kailer Yamamoto, Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane scored for the Oilers, who are 21-1-0 when they scored first this season. The NHL record for starting a season is 22-0-0 for the 1944-45 Montreal Canadiens. Mikko Koskinen has stopped 23 shots and is 11-2-2 in his last 15 outings.

The Oilers are third and last in the playoffs in the Pacific Division with 75 points in 64 games. They also lost for the first time after leading after a period (19-1-0) and completed a back-to-back after losing in overtime in Colorado on Monday.

“It’s not our best time in the last six minutes,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said, “but we have to learn from that and move on.” Woodcroft attributed the late individual mistakes to fatigue “but that’s no excuse.”

Hintz advanced to the net to tie the score 3-all at 14:38 of the third period.

“Roope was getting to a hundred miles an hour, and good luck trying to stop him when he goes like that,” Bowness said.

At 3:02 p.m., Gurianov put home a Seguin backhand pass in a two-run run for a 4-3 lead.

Kane converted a rebound at 6:14 of the third period after a Connor McDavid breakaway, tying the score 2-all. At 6:57, Draisaitl scored in a run to put Edmonton ahead 3-2 again with his 42nd goal of the season, the second-highest in the league.

Yamamoto deflected Evan Bouchard’s shot from inside the blue line through the traffic for the first goal of the match at 16:31 of the first period.

Robertson tied the score at 1-1 at 6:37 of the second period with a pitcher who beat Koskinen on the short side. Pavelski put Dallas ahead 16 seconds into a power play at 7:57 of the period by tipping a rebound after a shot from John Klingberg’s right circle that bounced off Koskinen’s right shoulder.

Robertson, Pavelski, Hintz and Seguin each had a goal and an assist. Klingberg and Jamie Benn had two assists each for Dallas.

McDavid had two assists for Edmonton, giving him 93 points as the league leader.

Oettinger has a 12-6-1 record in 19 starters in the last 21 Dallas games with Braden Holtby down due to a lower body injury. The last time a Stars goalkeeper made 19 appearances in 21 games was in 2014-15 by Kari Lehtonen.

WHEN YOU ARE QUANT

Robertson has scored nine goals and 11 points in his last nine games. Pavelski has scored three goals and 11 points in his last 12 games. McDavid has six goals and 14 points in his last seven games. Draisaitl has scored four goals and nine points in his last six games. Yamamoto has six goals and 10 points in his last seven games. Kane has six goals and eight points in his last six games.

LACK OF YOU

Forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder), one of Edmonton’s top six scorers in each of his 11 NHL seasons, missed his 12th straight game, but could return this week. Miro Heiskanen (mononucleosis), a defender of the first four Stars for four seasons, lost his ninth consecutive game.

THE NEXT

Oilers: in San Jose on Thursday.

Stars: In Carolina on Thursday.

Dallas Stars Score: The Stars beat Edmonton 5-3

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