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akoiki-passport2 – by Adesina O. Koiki
A Lot of Sports Talk editor-in-chief

DALLAS — No matter if this season edition of the Dallas Stars brings home the second Stanley Cup in franchise history, it now has achieved something no Stars team has accomplished in franchise history after tonight’s victory. All the more reason why the 2024 iteration of the Stars is in a good of a place than ever before to engineer a run that leads to more history.

Goalkeeper Jake Oettinger stopped all 35 shots he faced while Radek Faksa had a goal and two assists as the Dallas Stars blanked the Edmonton Oilers 5-0, extending their now franchise-record winning streak to eight games. Even more impressive is that all eight victories during the stretch have come by at least a two-goal margin, and they have scored at least four goals in six of the eight contests.

“It’s cool. There have been a lot of great teams in this organization over the years, so to have the longest win streak is pretty cool,” Oettinger said. “Hopefully we can grow that as much as we can. It’s a great group of guys in here. It’s a special group, and hopefully we can keep building and working on our game and getting it where we want it to be for the playoffs.”

The win moved the Stars to 105 points on the season, keeping them just one point behind the New York Rangers in the Presidents’ Trophy race.

“This is the right time. Forget the wins and the winning streak, I like the detail in our game,” Stars head coach Pete DeBoer said. “I like how we’re playing for the most part. That’s a good thing. Everyone wants to be doing that this time of year. The wins are a by-product of that. It’s a great lesson that if you take care of those things, the results take care of themselves.”

*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Wednesday evening’s contest, with photos taken by Dallas-area photographer Ross James. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 30 pictures in total.

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