Back to the Top News Newsfeed

Oilers beat Stars 5-2 in Game 4 to tie Western Conference final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kris Knoblauch thought he might be in for a long night.

The Edmonton coach was watching a confounding, uninspired, flat start unfold in front of him on the Rogers Place ice.

Down 2-1 heading into Game 4 of the NHL’s Western Conference final to Dallas, his team trailed 2-0, had yet to register a shot, and seemed like it might fade into the night midway through the first period Wednesday.

“Didn’t look very good,” Knoblauch said.

But in a series with wild momentum swings — Edmonton blew a 2-0 lead before falling 5-3 in Game 3 — the home side was far from out of it.