Oettinger gets first NHL shutout in Stars win against Blue Jackets


Jake Oettinger made 21 saves for his first NHL shutout, and the Dallas Stars defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday.

Oettinger, the No. 26 selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, played his ninth NHL game. He is 3-1-3 in seven starts.

Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist for the Stars (7-8-4), who had lost four in a row.

Joonas Korpisalo allowed four goals on 22 shots and was pulled 9:17 into the third period for the Blue Jackets (10-11-5). Veini Vehvilainen made three saves in relief in his NHL debut.

Dallas earned a split of the two-game set here. Columbus won 3-2 on Thursday.

The Stars scored twice in 45 seconds in the first period for a 2-0 lead.

Jason Dickinson poked in his fourth goal at 2:24 to make it 1-0. Columbus made an unsuccessful challenge for goaltender interference and on the ensuing delay of game penalty Joe Pavelski scored his NHL-best ninth power-play goal at 3:09.

Miro Heiskanen scored for the second straight game to make it 3-0 at 13:46 of the second period.

Oettinger was tested 59 seconds into the third period. Nick Foligno was alone in front and put a backhand off the right post. He got the rebound, but Oettinger stuck out his left pad and Foligno could not lift the puck.

Hintz increased the lead to 4-0 at 9:17 with toe-drag and backhand for his fifth goal. Radek Faksa scored shorthanded at 19:19 for the 5-0 final.

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