February 13, 2013
Dallas Stars continue dominance of Edmonton Oilers

Stars forward Jaromir Jagr is stopped by Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk in the first period. Jagr went on to add the Stars' insurance goal in the third. (Perry Nelson, Edmonton Sun)

Another Edmonton-Dallas game, another dramatic and entertaining game that goes right down to the final moments.

Or can it still be considered dramatic when the outcome is as predictable as Oilers-Stars?

With only 15 wins in 74 games with Dallas, who didn’t see this coming.

Less than a week after the Dallas Stars rolled into Edmonton and beat the Oilers in overtime, they rolled back in and beat them 4-1.

With nine in a row on the road after this five game homestand, it’s imperative the Oilers make the most of it, and they’re already off on the wrong foot as the most frustrating scoring drought in the NHL continued.

How a team with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov and resurgent Ales Hemsky and Sam Gagner on it can be held to two or fewer goals in seven of their last eight games?

Good question. That needs answering, soon.

Dallas scored 44 seconds into the third period to take a 2-1 lead, then iced it on Jaromir Jag