NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Dallas
(Sunday, February 29th)
Final Score: Dallas 5, Edmonton 4 (OT)
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Bill Guerin's goal 55 seconds into overtime capped a four-point performance as Dallas overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat the Edmonton Oilers, 5-4, at American Airlines Center.
Guerin finished with two goals and two assists as the Stars extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1), improving to 4-0-1 on their season-long eight-game homestand.
Philippe Boucher and Brenden Morrow also helped spark the comeback. Boucher had a goal and two helpers while Morrow tallied once and assisted on the tying goal by Teppo Numminen.
Marty Turco turned aside 22 shots for Dallas, which hasn't lost in 16 regular- season meetings on home ice to Edmonton (15-0-1).
Steve Staios netted a goal and assisted on another by Ryan Smyth, while Raffi Torres and Fernando Pisani added the other markers for the Oilers, who have lost two of their last three contests.
Tommy Salo allowed five goals on 27 shots in the loss.
Guerin, in the right circle, was able to one-time a feed from behind the net by Pierre Turgeon for the game-winner. Salo dropped to his knees anticipating a low shot, but the puck went over his shoulder into the top corner of the net.
"Turgeon has been so great from behind the net his whole career," Guerin said. "When he gets it there he just tells guys to get open."
The goal finished off a string of four unanswered goals by Dallas, beginning with Morrow's tally late in the second period.
After Smyth put the Oilers ahead 4-1 with 5:18 left in the period, Jason Chimera was whistled on a boarding call that seemed to shift the momentum towards Dallas.
The Stars capitalized again on the man advantage as Morrow lit the lamp about two minutes later. He was standing alone at the right side of the net when Arnott was able to chip a loose puck over for the easy put away.
"That one gave us a chance going into the third," Stars captain Mike Modano said.
Dallas struck with two quick goals early in the third frame, both by defensemen, to force a 4-4 tie. Boucher fired a slap shot from the left point behind Salo a minute-and-a-half in, and Numminen recorded the equalizer 3:26 after that when he one-timed a feed from Morrow to beat Salo low to the stick side.
Guerin got things started for Dallas just 2:11 into the contest on the power play. He came in unscathed from the left circle to put home a loose puck after a Boucher point shot didn't get through.
Edmonton knotted it up a little more than 10 minutes later on a shot from the point by Staios as Smyth flashed in front of Turco just as the puck was incoming.
The Oilers tallied twice in the first five minutes of the second period to jump out to a 3-1 lead.
Torres notched his 18th on a deflection at 1:11 of the second, and Pisani cashed in on a turnover by the Stars 3:18 later. Turco went to the corner to play a dump-in and fed the puck behind the net to Richard Matvichuk. The puck bounced off his stick and right to Pisani, who beat Turco back to the net for the shorthanded marker.
"Those were very big points for our team," said Stars head coach Dave Tippett. "Five minutes to go in the second period and part of me wondered if I should put [Ron] Tugnutt in for the third to get him some time.
"Then we got a power-play goal, and we've got a day off tomorrow, so let's just throw everything we've got at it and see what comes out of it. We got a big two points out of it."
Recently un-retired Shayne Corson made his Stars debut and played a little over eight minutes... The Stars also own an 11-game home unbeaten streak (8-0-3)...Edmonton hasn't captured a regular-season victory in Dallas since January 17, 1996...The Oilers lost for the first time this year when leading after two periods (18-1-1)...Dallas improved to 23-3-4 when scoring first.
02/29 20:05:52 ET