Connor McDavid had his season-opening point streak end at 17 games when the Edmonton Oilers lost to the Dallas Stars 4-1 at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.
McDavid’s streak was the third-longest in Edmonton history to open a season. Wayne Gretzky had a 30-game streak in 1982-83 and a 51-game streak in 1983-84.
John Klingberg had three assists, and Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist for the Stars (8-7-2), who have won four of five. Jake Oettinger made 21 saves for his third win in three starts this season.
Ryan McLeod scored, and Stuart Skinner made 29 saves for the Oilers (13-5-0).
Dallas took a 1-0 lead on the power play when Klingberg’s point shot was deflected by Alexander Radulov and went off the stick of Hintz at 10: 59 of the first period.
Jason Robertson made it 2-0 on the power play at 15: 59 when he finished off a tic-tac-toe passing sequence from Klingberg and Hintz from the right face-off circle.
Denis Gurianov made it 3-0 at 9: 27 of the second period after Klingberg sprung him through the neutral zone for a breakaway. The goal came four seconds after a Dallas power play expired.