16,839 people were present at Rexall Place as the Edmonton Oilers got a clear victory against the Dallas Stars. Dallas didn’t put up much of a fight and it was all Edmonton’s night. With their arena at 100% capacity, the players did not disappoint their fans and went on to secure an awesome victory. The support of their fans clearly had a part to play in their determination and it all paid off in the end.
“It was important tonight to respond in front of our fans,” Edmonton’s captain, Shawn Horcoff, stated. “It was no secret we were challenged and the fans knew we’d been challenged. It’s important to show them what it’s going to be like here in the future.” Sports scores.
The Edmonton Oilers were coming after a dismal run of home games, having won only one from their last eight. The good thing was that the crowd still stood by them and they were able to pull off a pretty convincing win. The first period did not look like much for the Oilers. Until the 18th minute no team had managed to score even though Dallas was clearly the dominated team. Edmonton looked entirely different after their utter defeat in Anaheim. In that match they only managed to shoot 12 times, performance which they almost equaled in the first period against Dallas. And in the 18th minute their patience paid off and Jordan Eberle managed to get the puck in the net. It was 1-0 and the first period ended. Vegas odds.
Khabibulin was masterful for the Oilers and managed 24 saves throughout the game. “Khabibulin was good early and we needed him to be,” Tom Renney stated. “He made some good saves and we fed off of that. Then our power play scores a goal and then all of a sudden you start to believe in yourself and what you are doing and why you do it.”
In the second period the audience had a lot more to see. Taylor Chorney managed to double his team’s advantage in the 7th minute and the crowd went absolutely wild. “To come home like that and score your first NHL goal and have the crowd go nuts like that was something special,” Chorney stated. Betting lines.
In the 16th minute Loui Eriksson managed to get one for his team, but the Oilers’ confidence never wavered and they went on to grab another two goals and set the final score at 4-1 in front of an exhilarating crowd.