The history between these two teams goes all the way back to 1997.

1997 First Round

The Edmonton Oilers took the first series despite the Dallas Stars forcing a game seven by winning game six in Edmonton. This series marked the first meeting between the teams and the third between franchises.

The Stars faced Edmonton when the club was still in Minnesota as the Minnesota North Stars.

1998 Second Round

Dallas excreted revenge the following season. Winning the Second Round series 4-2, Dallas took game one at home before Edmonton rallied two days later to make the series even. Then, the Stars took over the series. Benoît Hogue, a forward acquired two seasons earlier, scored the winning goal in overtime in a defensive 1-0 tilt in game three and registered two more to help rout the Oilers 3-1 in game four.

Derian Hatcher took over in game five, scoring the first goal of the game and assisting on Dallas’ second goal

1999 First Round

The Stars and Oilers met in the postseason for the third straight season during the 1999 playoffs.

Dallas swept Edmonton by stringing together narrow victories determined by a goal. The fourth penultimate game, courtesy of Joe Nieuwendyk, ended in triple overtime.

2000 First Round

Dallas nearly repeated their rout of the Oilers the following year. As defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Stars showed no signs of rust.

The Stars allowed only one goal in the opening two games. The series became much tighter after game two, but Dallas won two of the next three games.  

2001 First Round

This series is characterized by overtime, as four of the six games went beyond regulation. The Stars managed to scrape to a 4-2 series victory.

Mike Morano had three goals in this series, including the game-tying goal in game one that preceded Jamie Langenbrunner’s overtime tally. 

2003 First Round

The Stars finished first in the Western Conference with 111 points, while the Oilers entered the playoffs with 92 points as the eighth seed. Despite dropping game one, Dallas barraged Edmonton’s net in game two, winning 6-1 and allowing only 13 shots on Marty Turco. Edmonton won game four.

The Stars responded in game four to even the series. Sergei Zubov recorded two goals in game five to lead the Stars to a 5-2 victory. In game six, the Stars gave up a two-goal lead before Morano scored at 13:08 of the third period to win the game and the series. 


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