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Oilers' Dubnyk earns SO win over Stars in relief

DALLAS (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers made the most of limited
offense and both parts of their goalie tandem.

Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout, and Devan
Dubnyk come on in relief of injured goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the
Oilers' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

"It's nice to get a win," Perron said, "mostly with the shot
total that was tonight (Dallas 45, Edmonton 32). We greased one

Dubnyk stopped two of three shots in the tiebreaker. Dallas'
Kari Lehtonen failed to make a save in the shootout after
stopping 30 shots through the first 65 minutes.

"Things weren't really going our way for the first half of the
game, so you knew there was going to be some shots," Dubnyk
said. "I thought we responded pretty good to it."

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.

"It's obviously pretty important to have good shootouts,"
Garbutt said. "We've had (Rich) Peverley scoring goals in the
last two games, but we need more guys stepping up when we've got
the opportunity."

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.

"That line and (Garbutt) have played well," Dallas coach Lindy
Ruff said. "He had eight shots and he skated well. He could have
had four goals tonight. He's creating them himself with his

Bryzgalov, who made 28 saves, trailed 1-0 when he came out.

Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins praised both of his goalies.

"Both those guys, and especially (Dubnyk) coming in the way he
did, they were a real catalyst for our team," he said. "To come
in off the bench, it's never easy. You've been sitting there for
a long time, and then to make especially those saves in tight,
that kept us going.

"When your goaltending's good it allows you to hang around in
the game. They could have easily been first or second stars or
second and third, which would have been maybe a first in the

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

Ruff said there was a difference between Friday's 2-1 loss to
Chicago, which owns the NHL's best record, and Sunday's defeat
against the seventh-place team in the Pacific Division.

"This was a lot more frustrating," he said. "There was glorious
opportunities to put it away. We've got to bear down better and
make sure we finish on some of those opportunities."

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 shots in the first period, but couldn't score
against Bryzgalov.

In the second, 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.

"It was just kind of a loose puck battle and I wanted to go in
hard just to win it," Jones said. "The puck squirted out behind
us, and I just turned and threw it there.

"It's kind of been my mentality all throughout hockey, just get
pucks there. It was a big goal for us late in the second to tie
it up."

NOTES: Eakins wouldn't elaborate on Bryzgalov's injury. "I've
got to keep this under wraps until we check him out a little
further," he said. . Center Tyler Seguin, leading Dallas with 12
goals, missed his first game this 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 team is
1 for 37 at home and 9 for 86 overall. . The Oilers were 0 for
6. Their two first-period power plays followed Stars bench
minors for too many men on the ice. . Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak
played and started his first game for Dallas this season, and
was credited with two blocked shots and three hits. He was
recalled from Texas of the AHL when Stephane Robidas went on
injured reserve.

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