Ty Conklin started in goal for the Oilers but was pulled for
Jussi Markkanen after giving up two goals on eight shots, including
Guerin's tap-in 16 seconds into the second period.
"I'm not pinning this on Ty," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish
said. "We'll get him back in there before too long."
The Oilers had Markkanen on the bench for the final minute of
the game and enjoyed a brief power play following a second straight
minor penalty to Stars captain Mike Modano. But Hedberg held off
"Slow start again," Stoll said. "And Hedberg came up with
some big saves."
With the Oilers trailing 2-0 in the second period, Smith gave
the capacity crowd reason to cheer when he scored moments after
Michael Peca missed on a chance for his first goal with Edmonton.
Rita scored his first of the season shortly after when he tipped
a point shot by Marc-Andre Bergeron past Hedberg.
Oilers center Shawn Horcoff, who had six points in the first
four games, injured his right shoulder in the second period and
Oilers RW Todd Harvey also sat out with a high right ankle
sprain. ... The game was delayed in the second period as Hedberg
was told he needed to replace the black tape on the end of his
stick with white tape.
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Arena: Rexall Place Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Rob Shick, Kelly Sutherland Linesmen: Brad Lazarowich, Lyle Seitz
Attendance: 16,839 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Jussi Jokinen (2)
(Power Play) Assists: Bill Guerin, Martin Skoula
Bill Guerin (1)
Assists: Brenden Morrow, Jason Arnott
Jason Smith (1)
Assists: Radek Dvorak, Jarret Stoll
Jani Rita (1)
Assists: Marc-Andre Bergeron, Jarret Stoll
Steve Ott (1)
Assists: Stu Barnes, Antti Miettinen