Oettinger secures his second consecutive shutout as the Dallas Stars achieve a historic eighth consecutive victory, defeating Edmonton Oilers 5-0

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Jake Oettinger blocked 35 shots to earn his second straight shutout, while Radek Faksa scored early and assisted on two of Dallas’ goals in a less than 7-minute span of the second period. The Stars defeated Edmonton 5-0 on Wednesday night, marking their eighth consecutive win, setting a franchise record.

Oettinger expressed his excitement about the team’s achievement, acknowledging the historical significance of the win streak and hoping for its continuation.

The Stars’ winning streak has propelled them to the top of the Western Conference standings with 105 points, just one point behind the New York Rangers for the most in the NHL. They have six games remaining for both teams.

Wyatt Johnston and Sam Steele also contributed with a goal and an assist each for Dallas. Tyler Seguin added a power play goal, and captain Jamie Benn scored his 19th goal. Stars coach Pete DeBoer praised Oettinger’s performance, highlighting his crucial saves throughout the game.

Oettinger’s shutout was his 10th career shutout and the first time he held consecutive opponents without a goal. He has now gone seven-plus periods, about 152 minutes, without allowing a goal.

Oilers vs Stars (Credits: AP News)

On the other end, Edmonton goalie Calvin Pickard made 27 saves, but the Oilers were shut out for only the third time this season. They were unsuccessful on all four power play opportunities.

Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch credited the Dallas Stars for their strong performance and recognized the challenge his team faced. He acknowledged that the Oilers have work to do to catch up to the level of play displayed by the Stars.

Dallas took the lead early in the game, and continued to dominate with goals from Johnston, Benn, Steel, and Seguin in the subsequent periods. Oettinger made several impressive saves, including a crucial sequence during an Edmonton power play early in the second period.

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