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STUDS AND DUDS: Edmonton Oilers loss to Stars brings out a few of every

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It’s time handy out some titles within the Edmonton Oilers newest loss, 4-3 to the Dallas Stars on Thursday:


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Scott Wedgewood

Confronted 50 photographs and got here out with the win? Say no extra. It started quick and livid for the Stars backup, who was known as into motion because the staff was enjoying its second sport in as many nights.

After Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a wide-open web, solely to hit a pad out of nowhere, the Stars went forward with the primary aim of the sport by Matt Duchene, who put the puck between the legs of Stuart Skinner on the different finish halfway via the primary interval.

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And later within the first, Wedgewood carried out a poke examine on Connor Brown in tight for a rebound.


Sam Gagner

He will get the Oilers staff MVP for the sport after arising with back-to-back objectives within the third interval to make this one relatively fascinating down the stretch, one which noticed the Stars inevitably sit again on their heels after taking a win out of the Calgary Saddledome the night time earlier than.

On an Oilers squad that has seen little in the way in which of productiveness from a bottom-six consistently overshadowed by two prime strains that take up the lion’s share of ice time, the 17-year veteran scored twice in three minutes (give or take one second) to make this one actual fascinating.


Joe Pavelski

He was accountable for the giveaway in his personal finish that ended up at the back of the Dallas web after permitting Zach Hyman to make a soccer-style sweep that relieved him of the puck whereas being unceremoniously dumped on his keester, including harm to insult.

However the 39-year-old’s veteran savvy shone via as he responded by placing Dallas up 2-1 on the subsequent aim of the sport to open second-period scoring with a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

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Pavelski completed the sport with a aim and two helpers.

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If the Oilers are prepared to name the Connor Connection experiment to reunite Connor McDavid together with his former Eerie Otters junior linemate a dud, then this can be the proper alternative.

Brown’s non-contact harm within the second interval after taking two strides noticed him go away the ice with out placing any weight on his left leg. And he didn’t return.

Ought to Brown wind up on, say, the long-term injured checklist for the remainder of the season, the Oilers would avoid wasting desperately wanted cap area by not having to pay out the bonus that awaits him if Brown performs a tenth sport with them this season.

Simply sayin’…

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It’s a uncommon night time certainly when neither of the league’s reigning main scorers come up in need of sharing even a single level between the 2, however that’s what destiny had in retailer for Oilers captain McDavid and his righthand man, Leon Draisaitl. However the Stars efficiently shut them down.

Zero. Zilch. Nada.

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