Richard Bachman made 29 saves to record his second-career shutout as the Edmonton Oilers continued to mess with visiting team’s playoff plans, dealing the Dallas Stars a blow with a 4-0 victory on Friday.
Jordan Eberle, Derek Roy, Benoit Pouliot and Andrew Miller scored for the Oilers (22-40-13), who have won two in a row.
Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves as the Stars (36-29-10) saw a four-game winning streak come to an end.
Dallas remains eight points back of Winnipeg for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, with just seven games left to play.
Edmonton got off to a quick start, scoring on the game’s first shot just 33 seconds into the first. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fanned on a shot but then hooked the puck in front for Eberle, who beat Lehtonen for his 22nd goal of the season.
Since the NHL all-star break, only Dallas captain Jamie Benn has scored more points than Eberle.