DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored two goals to give him an NHL-leading 17, and rookie defenseman John Klingberg added a goal from center ice and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
The Stars won their third straight for the first time this season in the fourth game of a season-high, five-game homestand.
Edmonton, last in the Western Conference, is 0-6-1 in its last seven games. The Oilers haven’t led since a win over the New York Rangers on Nov. 9. The Oilers fell to 0-11-1 against Western Conference opponents as they began a three-game trip against Central Division teams.
Seguin took a pass from Klingberg, who flipped the puck from deep in his zone, as he skated across the Edmonton blue line. Seguin scored to break a 1-1 tie at 5:59 of the second period, backhanding a shot over the right pad of goalie Viktor Fasth.
Seguin’s second goal came on a slap shot from the deep slot, off a feed by Jamie Benn from behind the Edmonton net, just below the crossbar at 17:42 of the second.
It was Seguin’s fifth multigoal game of the season. Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 shots to win his third straight.
Klingberg’s goal was a 74-foot slap shot from just beyond the blue line that fluttered beneath Fasth’s glove and gave Dallas a 1-0 lead at 12:49 of the opening period.
Klingberg was fed by a backhand faceoff win by Jason Spezza on the opposite side of the ice. Klingberg has a five-game point streak, and has notched three goals and five assists in eight games since being called up from the AHL on Nov. 10.
Edmonton’s goals were a short-handed tally by Boyd Gordon, his fourth of the season, with only 29.6 seconds remaining in the first period, and Taylor Hall’s club leading eighth at 5:59 of the third.
Fasth, making his eighth start of the season, faced 34 shots. The Oilers entered the game with the NHL’s worst save percentage (.883).
After a 7-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday, the Oilers replaced goalie coach Frederic Chabot with Dustin Schwartz.
NOTES: The Oilers hadn’t scored a first-period goal since Nov. 9. … The Stars are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games against the Oilers.
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