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Friday, October 28th (All times eastern)

Edmonton Oilers (3-6-1) at Dallas Stars (5-3-1), 8:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers try to avoid their eighth consecutive loss this evening when they continue their three-game road trip against the Dallas Stars at the AmericanAirlines Center.

Ending the streak tonight, though, could be a tall task for Edmonton, which has won just one time in its last 17 visits to the Lone Star State (1-15-1).

The Oilers' latest setback came on Tuesday with a 5-3 setback to the Colorado Avalanche. Raffi Torres scored two goals for Edmonton, which had opened the season with three straight wins before this seven-game slide. It's the longest skid for the Oilers since a nine-game stretch during the 1994-95 campaign.

Marc-Andre Bergeron also scored, while Jussi Markkanen made 27 saves for the Oilers, who have been outscored 23-8 during the drought.

Edmonton, which will close its road trip against unbeaten Nashville on Saturday, is 1-4-0 away from home this season.

Dallas, meanwhile, comes into tonight's tilt on a losing note, as well after falling in overtime to the San Jose Sharks, 5-4, on Wednesday.

The Stars got two goals from Jussi Jokinen, a goal and two assists from Jere Lehtinen, and a goal from Trevor Daley. Dallas rallied from an early two-goal deficit only to see its own two-goal lead slip away.

Marty Turco, who had been undefeated against the Sharks, made 36 saves on the night.

On the milestone watch, Brenden Morrow is one goal shy of 100 for his career.

Dallas, which will wrap up a four-game homestand tonight, is 3-2-1 in its own arena this season.

Edmonton has dropped three of the last four meetings in this series, but could hold an advantage this evening, as the road team in this matchup has won the last three contests.

10/28 10:33:02 ET


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