Hello everyone! We have an exciting update from the NHL Western Conference Final.

The Edmonton Oilers mounted an impressive comeback with five straight goals to defeat the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 4 at Rogers Place on Wednesday. This victory ties the best-of-seven series at 2-2, setting up a crucial Game 5 in Dallas on Friday.

Evan Bouchard, Leon Draisaitl, Mattias Ekholm, Mattias Janmark, and Ryan McLeod all scored for the Oilers, who are the No. 2 seed from the Pacific Division. Connor McDavid showcased his playmaking skills with three assists, while Stuart Skinner made 20 saves.

Edmonton’s coach, Kris Knoblauch, acknowledged the tough start, saying, ‘I was thinking it was going to be a long night. It didn’t look very good. They looked much sharper making plays. It wasn’t the start we wanted, but this series has been back-and-forth.’

Wyatt Johnston and Esa Lindell scored for the Stars, with Jamie Benn contributing two assists. Goalie Jake Oettinger made 24 saves for the No. 1 seed from the Central Division.

Oilers Stage Comeback, Dominate Stars in Game 4 to Even Western Final

Benn remains optimistic, stating, ‘We’ll reset here, going to learn from it, and we’ve got a great opportunity in front of us. Best-of-3 on home ice here, so we’re looking forward to it.’

Dallas took an early lead with Johnston scoring just 58 seconds into the first period, followed by Lindell’s goal at 5:29, making it 2-0. However, the Oilers turned the game around with McLeod cutting the deficit to 2-1 at 13:30 of the first period. Bouchard then tied the game at 2-2 at 16:17.

Janmark put Edmonton ahead 3-2 with a short-handed goal in the second period, followed by Draisaitl’s goal just 51 seconds later. Ekholm sealed the win with an empty-net goal from his own zone at 18:07 of the third period.

Draisaitl commented on the team’s turnaround, saying, ‘I think maybe we were a little sleepy for a couple minutes there (in the first period), but we found our legs, got going a little bit, started to play our game. Stayed fresh, rolled lines, and obviously we’re a tough team to handle when we play that way.’

Notably, the Oilers’ penalty kill has been perfect in their last eight games, going 23-for-23.

Injury updates: Stars defenseman Chris Tanev left with a lower-body injury in the second period and did not return. Coach Pete DeBoer is hopeful for Tanev’s return in the next game.

Benn extended his point streak to five games, while Draisaitl’s goal marked his 10th of the playoffs, making him the fifth player in Oilers history to score at least 10 goals in consecutive postseasons. McDavid tied Glenn Anderson for fifth in Oilers history with his 16th career three-point playoff game.

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