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

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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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