With the Edmonton Oilers tied with the Dallas Stars, Lindell’s win was Dallas’ last | game

Ice Hockey In the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers quickly cruised past the Dallas Stars to claim a tiebreaker in the Western Conference semifinals.

Edmonton beat Dallas 5-2. The teams are now tied at 2-2.

Esa Lindell, playing in a Dallas shirt, scored in the first period to give the team a promising 2-0 start, but the Finnish win was the last for the visiting team. Edmonton tied things up late in the first period.

Edmonton completed the tally at home when Swedish forward Mattias Ekholm fired into an empty net.

Miro Heiskanen himself registered an assist from Lindel’s goal. Dallas’ Rube Hinds, who has been sidelined for four games with an upper-body injury, didn’t reach Power Points. Hinds returned to the ice early Tuesday morning for the game against Edmonton.

The winner of the West Division will face the winner of the East Division, either the Florida Panthers or the New York Rangers, in the NHL Finals. The Panthers and Rangers teams are tied 2-2 in the semi-final series. Four wins are needed to qualify for the NHL Finals.

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