It was a sticky situation, but Jake Oettinger's stick got the Dallas Stars out of it.

With the game tied 2-2 in the first overtime of Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday, the Stars certainly saw something they did not want to: Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid on the doorstep with a good look at the net.

McDavid corralled a pass from teammate Zach Hyman and moved the puck to his forehand with a clear shot. Hockey fans have seen this before and everyone was ready to see a goal.

But Oettinger lunged to his right and extended his stick, somehow stopping McDavid cold.

The perfectly-timed save kept the game tied and helped force a second overtime, but McDavid had the final word, scoring the game-winner shortly into the second overtime.

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