Devan Dubnyk is bowled over by Dallas's Cody Eakin during first-period action Wednesday at Rexall Place. (Cody McLachlan, Edmonton Sun)
EDMONTON - Dallas does Dubie?
No matter what the title, no matter who the goalie, we’ve seen the movie before: The Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers.
The Oilers are accustomed to bad luck when it comes to Dallas - since moving to Texas the Stars are 53-12-7 against Edmonton - but this one was especially cruel.
Down three injured centres when the game started, and a fourth a few minutes after the opening faceoff, the severely short-staffed Oilers put up a tremendous fight, coming back from 2-1 in the third period, only to lose 3-2 when Jaromir Jagr slid the winner past Devan Dubnyk in overtime.
It looked like a sure thing for Dallas before the puck even dropped, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Shawn Horcoff and Eric Belanger already out with injuries. And it went from bad to worse early in the game when Anton Lander left with a foot injury.
He was seen hobbling into the X-ray room on crutches.