Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 2/7/13
Even a veteran like Jaromir Jagr can still get excited about scoring in overtime. The 40-year-old forward scored 1:46 into the extra period, lifting the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the injury-riddled Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night for their first winning streak of the season. Jagr beat goalie Devan Dubnyk with a high wrist shot for his third goal of the year. ''That feeling never gets old,'' Jagr said. ''When you score in overtime, everybody is talking about it. That was a big goal for us.'' Jamie Benn and Derek Roy scored in regulation for the Stars (5-5-1), who have won two in a row. Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan was relieved his team came away with the win, but thought it shouldn't have allowed the Oilers back into the game in the third period. ''I liked the win in overtime, but I didn't like the response after our two goals,'' he said. ''We kept on turning the puck over and over and putting the game in jeopardy. Until we realize that we are a team that has to grind out games - and even if it gets dicey out there we have to play a certain way - we're not going to get traction. We have to learn to do a better job.'' Ales Hemsky and Justin Schultz scored for the Oilers, who were without three of their top four centers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (day to day with a shoulder injury), Shawn Horcoff (broken knuckle) and Eric Belanger (broken toes). Adding to their woes, center Anton Lander left the game in the first period with a foot injury. Oilers coach Ralph Krueger lauded his team for working through adversity and said he hoped help would be on the way soon. ''We're in the pack and in the games with an opportunity to win, we just need to get a healthy lineup together,'' he said. ''We're hoping to have Nugent-Hopkins back for our next game on Saturday and Belanger back by Sunday. We want to get back deep into our lineup again and to the four lines we were rolling earlier in the season. ''We've had a strange string of events. But the positive on it is that Horcoff is the only long-term injury.'' The Oilers (4-3-3) are winless in their last four games - although they have earned points in three of them. ''Down the middle we're hurting, for sure, but we found a way to battle through that adversity and earn another point,'' forward Jordan Eberle said. There were few good chances in the first period and most of them belonged to the Stars while they were short-handed. Dallas had several odd-man rushes late in the first and almost converted on one of them when Cody Eakin had Dubnyk beat but hit the post. Edmonton broke the scoreless tie 3 minutes into the second following a mad scramble in front of the Dallas net. Nail Yakupov hit the post behind Stars starter Kari Lehtonen before Hemsky banked the rebound in off a defender. Sam Gagner had an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games. The sound of metal clanging rang out through Rexall Place with 7 minutes left as Loui Eriksson hit the post behind Dubnyk, leading immediately to a rush by Yakupov, who also hit the post on his shot. A minute later the Stars tied the game as a shot by Benn appeared to deflect off Jeff Petry and into the Edmonton net. It was Benn's third goal in six games since ending his contract holdout. Dallas went up 2-1 with 1:16 left in the second period when Roy ripped a shot from the point during a power play that found the back of the net untouched. It was Roy's first goal with the Stars. Edmonton tied it 2-all 8 minutes into the third on a power play as Schultz let loose a slap shot from the point past Lehtonen. It was the third goal of the season for the Oilers' rookie defenseman. Jagr thinks it has taken some time for the Stars to find their footing, but they're starting to come along. ''We had three new guys coming here and Jamie wasn't signed,'' he said. ''We didn't really have much of a chance to play together and not even much practice. We have to learn during the games. It is going to get better and better. It is just taking some time.'' The Stars return home to play the Ducks on Friday. The Oilers start a two-game road trip Saturday in Detroit. NOTES: It was the first of three meetings between the teams this season. The Stars won all four meetings last season by a combined 14-4 margin, holding the Oilers to one goal in each game. ... Dallas D Alex Goligoski was a surprise healthy scratch. Goligoski is the Stars' highest-paid defenseman at $4.2 million and is second on the team's payroll behind Benn. ... With the three injured centers, Oklahoma City call-up Marc Arcobello made his NHL debut, playing on the Oilers' top line between Taylor Hall and Eberle. ... The latest injuries added to an already long list of hobbled players for Edmonton that includes Andy Sutton (knee), Ryan Jones (eye), Ben Eager (concussion), Mark Fistric (back) and Theo Peckham (hip). ... Stars forward Ray Whitney is out with a broken foot. ... The Stars came into the game having been short-handed a league-high 50 times this year.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Details emerge on Brady's injury: 'Right thumb bent back badly'

Roy Halladay autopsy shows he had mix of drugs in system

Report: Indians, Orioles had discussed Manny Machado trade

Report: Jets WR threatened to sexually assault cop's wife

Report: Cavs seeking trades for DeAndre Jordan, George Hill

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tom Brady has 'just a cut' near knuckle, needed stitches

NFL determines Raiders complied with Rooney Rule

Report: Todd Haley wants to be Cardinals’ offensive coordinator

Kemba Walker would be ‘devastated’ if Hornets trade him

Foles ‘wanted to retire’ after spending a year with Fisher

New study: NFL concussion protocol won’t protect players from CTE

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

Top 10 X-factors for Conference Championship Games

Case Keenum deserves better than the also-ran description

Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

15 underrated NBA players having tremendous seasons

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker