Oettinger wins first NHL start, Stars score seven to defeat Red Wings


Jake Oettinger made 19 saves in his first NHL start, and the Dallas Stars defeated the Detroit Red Wings 7-3 at American Airlines Center on Thursday.

Denis Gurianov had a goal and two assists and Miro Heiskanen had three assists to help the Stars sweep the two-game series and move to 4-0-0, matching their start in 2010-11.

Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on 19 shots in two periods but sustained an upper-body injury. He was replaced by Thomas Greiss, who made six saves for Detroit (2-5-1), which went 0-3-1 on its first road trip of the season.

Joe Pavelski gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 11:36 of the first period, scoring after Tanner Kero took the puck away from Patrik Nemeth.

Andrew Cogliano put the Stars ahead 2-0 at 7:56 of the second period, poking home a rebound after Christian Djoos lost the puck.

Detroit cut it to 2-1 at 11:59 on Valtteri Filppula‘s first goal, but Gurianov gave the Stars a 3-1 lead at 14:45. 

Jamie Oleksiak gave the Stars a 4-1 lead at 4:18 of the third period, beating Greiss with a point shot through traffic. 

Tyler Bertuzzi‘s power-play goal at 7:26 pulled Detroit within 4-2, and Danny DeKeyser‘s point shot deflected in off Justin Dowling‘s elbow at 13:04 to make it 4-3.

Ty Dellandrea scored his first NHL goal at 14:52, tipping in Heiskanen’s pass on the power play to increase the lead to 5-3, and Dowling’s empty-net goal made it 6-3 at 16:24.

John Klingberg scored at 18:29 for the 7-3 final.

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