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Oilers spread scoring, limit Stars to one goal

The Oilers exhibited a healthy balance of offence and defence against the Dallas Stars

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

There was lots of chatter ahead of Tuesday's tilt versus Dallas about how the Stars are a highly offensive team capable of scoring at will.

Instead, with 13 Oilers registering points on the night and seven goals for, it was Edmonton's offence that ignited.

Edmonton also limited the ticking 'offensive time bomb' that is the Stars to one goal.

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan spoke about which facet of Tuesday's game he was more pleased with; the Oilers outburst or their stingy defence.

"Tonight I'd say the offensive part of it because it takes a little of pressure and stress off the group," McLellan said. "They can relax a little and play. Sometimes when you do that, you give up a lot. There were moments in the game where we gave up a little too much but we didn't let it really get away from us which was a good sign."

Milan Lucic was proud of the team's defence.

"You could look at the seven goals that we scored but I think more so as a group we look at only the one goal that we had against and that's an important thing for us," Lucic said.

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