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Today in Edmonton Oilers History: January 4, 2007 - Patrick Stefan Falls, Ales Hemsky Scores.

Patrick Stefan can't hit an open net and the Oilers capitalize.

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January 4, 2007 - In a game against the Dallas Starts, Ales Hemsky scores his seventh goal of the season and the 44th of his career.

On this night the Oilers started out well, scoring the first two goals of the game and then stretching that lead three when Joffrey Lupul scored in the 13th minute of the second period. But as is often the case in games between the Oilers and the Stars, the Stars were far from dead. The Stars would score once before the end of the second period and then three more times during a four minute stretch of the third period to take their first lead of the game with just over 12 minutes to play.

The game would remain tied and eventually the Oilers would pull their goalie as they continued to look for the equalizing goal. And then it happened, after a Marc-Andre Bergeron turnover at the blueline, Patrick Stefan managed to fall instead of scoring the game clinching goal into the Oilers open net. That mistake opened the door for Jarret Stoll to get the puck up the ice and onto the stick of Ryan Smyth, and them Smyth found Hemsky who would score the game tying goal.

The Oilers would go on to lose in a shootout but this is still one of the craziest endings to a game in hockey history.

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