PHN’s Best Shots of the Game – Stars upend Oilers in Oklahoma City Oilers skunked in OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla – The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers met in pre-season action this weekend in a neutral site contest. The home of the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL played host to the NHL match.

The Stars had four different players scoring a goal: Austin Smith, Luke Gazdic, Vern Fiddler, and Brett Ritchie.

This was the fourth NHL game to be played in Oklahoma City. A regular season “neutral site” game was played between the Oilers and New York Islanders in October 1992. This was followed by three pre-season games: the Dallas Stars versus the St. Louis Blues in September 1995; the Boston Bruins versus the St. Louis Blues in September 1997, and the Phoenix Coyotes versus the Los Angeles Kings in 2002. Visiting dignitaries from these pre-season games included: (1997) Harry Sinden, former CHL Blazers GM from the mid-1960’s era, as well as the “great one” Wayne Gretzky (2002).

Thanks to Gail Hamill for some background on the game.

Ladislav Smid (5), Austin Smith (51) Ladislav Smid (5), Austin Smith (51) Devan Dubnyk (40), Justin Schultz (19), Ryan Garbutt (16) Anton Belov (77) AI27_19151002-Edit Colton Sceviour (22) Devan Dubnyk (40), Austin Smith (51), Philip Larsen (36), Taylor Hall (4) Dan Ellis (30) Ryan Smyth (94), Jamie Oleksiak (5) Taylor Hall (4), Cody Eakin (20) Devan Dubnyk (40), Ryan Garbutt (16) Philip Larsen (36), Chris Mueller (18) Vernon Fiddler (38) Austin Smith (51), Anton Belov (77)

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