Stars continue playoff push, top Oilers

Kari Lehtonen came up with 19 saves on 20 1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Friday.

Radek Dvorak, Tomas Vincour and Michael Ryder scored for the Stars, who have won five of their last six games.

With 73 points, the Stars moved three points clear of Los Angeles and Colorado for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Dallas is also even in points with San Jose, but the Sharks remain in the seventh spot because they have two games in hand.

Sam Gagner scored and Nikolai Khabibulin yielded two goals on 14 shots in defeat for Edmonton, which has dropped three of its last four contests.