/Anders Nilsson makes 42 saves, Oilers beat Stars 2-1 in OT

Anders Nilsson makes 42 saves, Oilers beat Stars 2-1 in OT


AP
1:35 a.m. EST December 5, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers may finally have their go-to goalie.

Anders Nilsson made 42 saves and Jordan Eberle scored 45 seconds into overtime to lift the last-place Edmonton Oilers over the league-leading Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night.

“If Anders wasn’t the first, second and third star, he should have been,” Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. “It was a hell of a performance. He stole the game.”

The 25-year-old Swede has started eight of Edmonton’s last nine games over Cam Talbot. Last time out, he made 38 saves and was perfect during a shootout in a 3-2 win over Boston. He’s 7-7-1 this season with a .921 save percentage.

“These are a big confidence boost for us to win these last two games,” Nilsson said. “Two very tight games and to win both of them, one in overtime and one in a shootout is huge for us. It shows we have good character and a good team.”

The league-leading Stars lost for the second time in three games and fell to 11-2-2 on the road this season.

Edmonton’s Taylor Hall scored…

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