December 1, 2013

Stars squander early lead, fall in shootout to Edmonton

Oilers 3, Stars 2 (SO): Ryan Garbutt scores twice in the loss.

Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout, and Devan Dubnyk came 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 five 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 for the Stars, 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 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.

Garbutt has five goals this season, and 10 in 76 NHL games.

The Oilers improved to 2-1 in shootouts; the Stars dropped to 3-3, including two straight losses in the tiebreaker.

The Stars failed to score on four power plays, including 9 seconds with a 5-on-3 advantage late in the first period.

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