E.J. Hradek breaks down each of the series in Round 1 as the NHL Playoffs enter their second week of action.
Keith Tkachuk and Brad Boyes each scored for the fourth straight game, and the St. Louis Blues had their best offensive output since January in beating the Dallas Stars 6-1 Thursday night.
Loui Eriksson scored twice less than 3.5 minutes apart during a four-goal second period and the Dallas Stars connected three times on power plays in a 7-2 rout of the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Marian Gaborik scored twice, Pierre-Marc Bouchard added a goal and two assists and Brent Burns had three assists to lead the Wild past the Stars.
Jussi Jokinen's four goals, including a second-period hat trick in about 7 minutes, helped the Stars end a four-game home losing streak.
The acquisition of Radek Dvorak from the Rangers sure looked good Sunday as the Oilers took Game 3.