EDMONTON, Alberta – Steve Ott scored his first goal of the season with 8:15 left in the third period and Johan Hedberg turned aside 33 shots as the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday night.

Hedberg was solid in his season debut as Stars coach Dave Tippett gave starter Marty Turco the night off.

Jussi Jokinen and Bill Guerin also had goals for the Stars, who beat the Flames in Calgary on Thursday and swept consecutive games in Alberta.

Jason Smith and Jani Rita scored for Edmonton, and Jarret Stoll added two assists.

Ty Conklin started in goal for the Oilers but was pulled for Jussi Markkanen after giving up two goals on eight shots, including Guerin’s tap-in 16 seconds into the second period.

The Oilers were unable to tie it after Ott beat Markkanen in heavy traffic. Stars captain Mike Modano took two late penalties, but Hedberg held off the Oilers.

Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Smith gave the capacity crowd reason to cheer when he scored moments after Michael Peca missed on a chance for his first goal with Edmonton.

Rita scored his first of the season shortly after when he tipped a point shot by Marc-Andre Bergeron past Hedberg.

Oilers center Shawn Horcoff, who had six points in the first four games, injured his right shoulder in the second period and didn’t return.

Notes: Oilers RW Todd Harvey also sat out with a high right ankle sprain. … The game was delayed in the second period as Hedberg was told he needed to replace the black tape on the end of his stick with white tape.

AP-ES-10-15-05 0008EDT


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