Garbutt scores twice, but Stars fall in SO to Oilers
DALLAS (AP) — Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout, and Devan Dubnyk come on in relief of injured goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and helped the Edmonton Oilers earn a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.
Dubnyk stopped two of three shots in the tiebreaker. Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen failed to make a save in the shootout.
Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky scored 5 seconds before the second period ended, and Andrew Ference fired in a slap shot with 5:07 remaining in regulation to tie it again.
Ryan Garbutt scored two goals, including a short-handed tally that gave Dallas a 1-0 lead in the second period. He also put the Stars ahead in the third.
Garbutt nearly had a hat trick but he was stopped on a breakaway attempt by Bryzgalov with 3:41 left in the second. Garbutt collided with Bryzgalov, who left with an upper-body injury and didn’t return.
Bryzgalov, who made 28 saves, trailed 1-0 when he came out. Dallas held a 45-32 edge in shots.
The Oilers improved to 2-1 in shootouts; The Stars dropped to 3-3, including two straight losses in the tiebreaker.
Edmonton’s other shootout win was on Oct. 7, when Eberle scored the deciding goal against New Jersey.
Garbutt put the Stars in front in the second period when he stole the puck near the Edmonton blue line, skated in alone on Bryzgalov, and put a backhander into the upper right corner of the net.
The unassisted goal came at 11:37, just 1 second before Dallas’ Jordie Benn was to come out of the penalty box. It was the Stars’ second short-handed goal this season.
Garbutt has five goals this season, and 10 in 76 NHL games.
Dallas had 18 saves in the first period, but couldn’t solve Bryzgalov.
Bryzgalov was injured with 3:41 of the second when he turned aside Garbutt. He flopped to the left of the net as the puck slid away and was then replaced by Dubnyk.
The Oilers finally broke through against Lehtonen, who had shut them out in Edmonton on Nov. 13.
Jones sent a pass from the top of the right circle to Hemsky in front. Lehtonen stopped Hemsky’s first attempt, but Hemsky poked in the rebound. The Oilers had been scoreless in 108 minutes against Lehtonen.
NOTES: Center Tyler Seguin, the Stars’ leader with 12 goals, missed his first game of the season because of concussion-like symptoms resulting from a hit during Friday’s game against Chicago. . The Stars failed to score on four power plays, including 9 seconds with a 5-on-3 advantage late in the first period. Dallas is the only NHL team with fewer than 10 power-play goals. Seguin has two of the Stars’ nine. . The Oilers’ two first-period power plays followed Stars penalties for too many men on the ice. . Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak played and started his first game for Dallas this season. He was recalled from Texas of the AHL when Stephane Robidas went on injured reserve.