NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Dallas
(Sunday, November 30th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, Edmonton 3
Dallas. TX (Sports Network) - Mike Modano netted the game-winning goal with 2:21 left in regulation as the Dallas Stars notched a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at American Airlines Center.
Modano also had an assist and with his two-point effort became the 31st player in NHL history to reach the 1,300-point plateau. Brad Richards set up the game-winner and finished with two helpers for the Stars, who had lost four of their last five coming in.
Sean Avery, Toby Petersen and Mike Ribeiro also scored for Dallas. Marty Turco made 25 saves to get the win.
Kyle Brodziak tallied twice and Sheldon Souray assisted on all three Edmonton goals with Ales Hemsky also lighting the lamp for the Oilers, who have lost six of eight.
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers was victimized for four goals on 26 shots in taking the loss.
This was the first of a home-and-home set for Edmonton, which next hosts Dallas on Wednesday. The Stars will squeeze in a visit to Calgary on Tuesday.
Brodziak evened the score at 2-2 4:21 into the final period. Souray's blast from the left point got caught up in traffic and Brodziak was able to swat in a rebound.
Avery, though, put Dallas back on top with just over five minutes left to play. Trevor Daley carried the puck in behind the net and drew the defense to him before leaving the puck for James Neal, who slid a pass in front to a wide open Avery for the score.
Brodziak's knack for depositing rebounds in the net reared its head again, less than two minutes later. Souray one-timed a hard shot off a faceoff that Turco knocked down but Brodziak immediately went for the net and flipped it over a sprawled Turco to tie the game at 3-3.
Souray was called for a costly hooking penalty with 2;49 left, and shortly thereafter Modano took a feed from Richards in front and roofed it past Drouin-Deslauriers. Turco made the goal stand up with two good saves in the waning moments.
Ribeiro's power-play marker 7:20 in was followed by Petersen's first of the season with Dallas carrying a 2-0 lead into the second.
Edmonton got on the board with 7:49 left in the second on Hemsky's power-play goal from the left circle.
Dallas has had a great deal of success against the Oilers in recent memory, winning seven straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings between the clubs...Edmonton has suffered defeat in each of its last four stops in Texas and is now 3-20 with a tie in its last 24 games as the visitor in this series...The Stars wrapped up a brief two-game homestand Sunday and ended a four-game losing streak at home...The Oilers are now 2-4-2 as the visiting team this year and put the wraps on a two-game road trip with the loss...Modano's goal was the 88th game-winning goal of his career...The Stars acquired defenseman Andrew Hutchinson from Tampa Bay on Sunday in exchange for forward Lauri Tukonen. Tukonen is currently playing in the Finnish Elite League.
11/30 22:01:45 ET