The Day After Highlights 12.0: Jamie Benn hat trick paces Stars over Oilers
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By Zach Laing27 days ago
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Well, that could’ve gone about as poorly as possible.
On a Saturday afternoon where the Oilers desperately needed a strong response after squandering a late lead two nights early, they showed up flat.
The number of players who actually played a good game was few and far between and Jack Campbell, who allowed six goals on 36 shots, had no run support.
Jamie Benn, meanwhile, got things done firing home three goals — two on the powerplay and one at even-strength — as he helped pace the Stars in their win. The Oilers had no answer for him, or the Stars’ top line of Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, and Joe Pavelski.
The Oilers will now embark on a tough four-game road trip. They visit the Washington Capitals Monday night, Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night, Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night and the Florida Panthers Saturday afternoon. Edmonton will need a strong response on what will be a tough four-game swing for the Oilers after a brutal effort against Dallas.
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