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Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars

Monday November 21

7:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM)

About the Stars

The Stars (11-8-0) lost their fifth straight game, falling 4-1 to the San Jose Sharks at American Airlines Center Saturday.

“We’re in a hole, there’s no question about it. You just can’t jump out of a hole this deep, you have to sort of dig your way out and dig your way up. I thought we were moving up in that direction,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “I thought our first period was one of the better periods we’ve played. We had energy, we created chances and we had pucks to the net. That’s what we were talking about. You don’t always get the results. Our PK kind of let us down and that’s what happens when you are in a rut. But there are signs of improvement there.”

The Stars recalled RW Tomas Vincour from the Texas Stars Sunday. Both Vincour and defenseman Philip Larsen, recalled last weekend, are expected to play Monday.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal.

Injuries: D Alex Goligoski (broken thumb) and Adam Burish (broken hand) are out.

About the Oilers

The Oilers (10-7-2) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-2 rout of Chicago in Edmonton Saturday night. Taylor Hall scored three goals for the Oilers.

"It definitely gives us confidence," Hall said. "It's great we won all three periods. It's easy to let off the gas pedal, but we didn't."

Ryan Nugent Hopkins had five assists for the Oilers, who begin a four-game road trip Monday.

Injuries: D Ryan Whitney (knee), D Cam Barker (ankle), D Andy Sutton (groin) and D Corey Potter (ankle) are out.

Series notes

*This is the first of four meetings this season between the Stars and Oilers.

*The Stars were 3-1-0 against the Oilers last season.

*The Oilers were 1-3-0 against the Stars last season.

*The Stars are 56-39-18 all-time against Edmonton.

Statistical tidbits

*The Stars have been outscored 21-4 during their five-game losing streak and 16-1 over their last ten periods.

*The Stars are 1-9 on the power play over the last five games.

*The Stars have been shorthanded 23 times over the last five games and have allowed 6 power play goals, including one empty net PP goal.

*The Oilers, who were 4-7 on the power play in their last game, are 6-12 on the PP over their last three games.

*The Stars have allowed 38 shots or more in three of the last five games.

Statistical Matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers.