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EDMONTON - Less complaining and more shots may have helped the Edmonton Oilers. wholesale nfl jerseys china . Edmonton, which boasts the NHLs top-ranked power play, didnt have a single man advantage in a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday. Oilers head coach Tom Renney said his own teams whining about potential infractions isnt helping them get many calls. "One thing we have to do is quit bitching about it on the ice," said Renney. "You dont endear yourself to anybody. If you show professionalism, maybe you will get the call. After a while, I dont care who the referees are, they are going to say forget it. We have to consider that." Kari Lehtonen made 19 saves for his 25th win of the season as the Stars continued their hot play of late, beating Edmonton despite firing just 15 shots. Michael Ryder, Radek Dvorak and Tomas Vincour scored for the Stars (34-26-5), who have gone 5-0-1 in their last six outings to sit on the positive side of the playoff cutoff line. "We were strong when we had to be and we got the two points," said Stars defenceman Sheldon Souray, who made his first appearance in Edmonton since demanding a trade two years ago. The Oilers sent him to the American Hockey League for all of the 2010-11 season before he was bought out and claimed by Dallas last summer. "It wasnt our best offensive game. But we had some guys go hard to the net and get some ugly goals," said Souray. Dallas head coach Glen Gulutzan said the Stars didnt need that many shots as they put a lid on the Oilers offence. "We limited their chances," he said. "It was not our best outing but we have to take points wherever we can get them right now. ... We have a good goaltender and we need to use him. This is how weve had success. This is the way it has got to be done if we want to get into the playoffs." Sam Gagner replied for the Oilers (25-33-6), who have lost three of their last four to remain second last in the NHL. "They played well and didnt give us much," Gagner said. "We had to battle through a lot of things they were throwing at us." There was a bit of a scare for the Oilers early on as Taylor Hall crashed into the boards and skated gingerly to the bench but he was able to return and play out the game. Neither team was able to create much in a sedate and scoreless first period. Edmonton had seven shots on Lehtonen while Dallas managed just four on Nikolai Khabibulin in the Oilers net. The scoreless deadlock finally broke 8:35 into the second period when Khabibulin was unable to clear the rebound from an Eric Nystrom shot and Dvorak was able to whack his fourth of the season in from the doorstep. The Stars went up 2-0 four minutes later on an Oiler miscue as defenceman Corey Potter crashed into his goalie and took him out of the play, allowing Vincour to score into an empty net. It was just Dallas ninth shot of the game. Lehtonen kept the Oilers off the board with 10 minutes to play as he stopped a point-blank blast from Ryan Whitney, probably the best chance for Edmonton to that point in the match. Dallas put the game away with about a minute and a half to play as Ryder sent his 27th of the season into an empty net. Edmonton scored a meaningless goal with 30 seconds left to break Lehtonens shutout bid as Ales Hemsky made a nice cross-ice feed to Gagner and he snapped a shot into the net before the Stars goalie could come across. Dallas plays the second match of a three-game Western Canadian road trip in Calgary on Sunday. The Oilers head out for a short two-game trip to California, taking on the Ducks in Anaheim on Monday. Notes -- It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams. Dallas won both of the previous games by 4-1 scores on home ice. ... Khabibulin returned to the net after missing the last five games with a groin injury. ... Stars forward Jamie Benn played in his second contest since missing six games due to a leg laceration. ... Dallas forwards Brenden Morrow (neck/back) and Jake Dowell (finger) are on injured reserve. cheap jerseys china . Kackert ran for 139 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Argos 26-25 road loss to the Edmonton Eskimos. Jonathan Hefney of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers captured defensive player honours. cheap nfl jerseys free shipping . Foles returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in Philadelphias 17-3 loss to Dallas on Oct. HOUSTON -- UFC lightweight champion Frankie (The Answer) Edgar and challenger Gray (The Bully) Maynard locked glares again Friday, one day before their 155-pound showdown. There was no shaking of hands as the two looked at each with stony faces for the traditional staredown after weighing in at the Toyota Center. "All the preparation is done. Lets have some fun," said Maynard, who clapped his hands as he bounded up the stairs to the weigh-in stage. "October 8th, tomorrow, Im going to get that title." Said Edgar. "Im ready to do this man. Its been too long thinking about this kid. Im all about the anti-bully movement. Lets put him to the curb." Edgar and Maynard also stared daggers at each other at the pre-fight news conference Wednesdayy. cheap nfl jerseys china. The two fighters posed, their chests almost touching, with expressionless faces. They did not shake hands after the photo op. They meet for the third time Saturday night. Their last meeting, at UFC 125 in January in Las Vegas, was declared a draw with Edgar (13-1-1) retaining the title. Maynard (11-0-1 with one no contest) won their first non-title meeting, in April 2008. Maynard weighed in at 155, while Edgar was 154.5 pounds. Saturdays card also sees Brazilian Jose Aldo (19-1) defend his 145-pound featherweight title against Kenny Florian (16-5). A smiling Aldo weighed in at 145 pounds, looking far happier than he did before UFC 129 in Toronto in April when he had a hard time cutting weight. A gaunt Florian also weighed in at 145. ' ' '
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