Edmonton Oilers player grade: Top 5 performers in Game 4 win against Dallas Stars

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Top performers in Game 4 win against Dallas Stars

The Edmonton Oilers evened up their series with the Dallas Stars 2-2 with a massive 5-2 win at home in Game 4.

Edmonton started slow and trailed 2-0 just 5:29 into the game, as the Oilers also had yet to record a shot at the time. It looked bleak early on for Edmonton but they rallied to defeat Dallas 5-2.

With the Oilers having their best game of the series, here are the star performers in the Game 4 win.

Top 5 Edmonton Oilers performers in Game 4 win

#1, Connor McDavid

The talk early about Connor McDavid in this series was that he wasn't doing much and wasn't dominating the series as many thought.

However, in Game 4, McDavid had a great performance as he recorded three assists and played a key role in Edmonton's offense.

McDavid showed why he is the best player in the league in Game 4 and if Edmonton can play like that, the Oilers have a good shot at winning the series.

Grade: A

#2, Ryan McLeod

Ryan McLeod returned to the lineup after being a scratch in Game 3, and he showed why he should remain in the lineup.

McLeod scored the Oilers' first goal of the game, which changed the momentum of the game. The forward also was solid on the defensive end of the ice, as he finished the game +1 in 16:15 of ice time.

McLeod and the entire fourth line were dominant in Game 4.

Grade: A-

#3, Stuart Skinner

Stuart Skinner made 20 saves
Stuart Skinner made 20 saves

One of the biggest questions that the Edmonton Oilers faced in this series was their goaltending, as Stuart Skinner has been inconsistent.

In Game 4, it looked like Skinner would have a poor performance as he allowed two goals early on. However, for the rest of the game, Skinner was solid, as he made 20 saves in the game and kept Edmonton in it.

Had Skinner allowed another goal after the early 2-0 lead, Edmonton likely would have lost the game.

Grade: B+

#4, Corey Perry

Corey Perry, like Ryan McLeod, returned to the lineup after being a scratch and he played a key role for the time.

Perry played 13:20 and recorded an assist in the Oilers' first goal. He finished the game +1 and had three hits. Perry, like McLeod, was also solid on the defensive end of the ice, and the way he played will make it hard for him to be taken out of the lineup in Game 5.

Grade: B

#5, Leon Draisaitl

Leon Draisaitl scored a goal, not even a minute after Edmonton made it 3-2, as his goal was key for the Oilers to secure the win.

Draisaitl finished the game with one goal and was a +2 in 19:48 of ice time. He also had three shots on goal, as he played a key role in Edmonton's win.

Grade: B

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