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Oilers intent on breaking Stars' stranglehold

After Game 3, the Oilers know they can beat the Stars. The Stars? They still know they can beat anyone.

Updated: April 15, 2003, 4:55 PM ET
By Mike Heika | Special to ESPN.com

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Visitors to New York are often told to avoid "the old confidence game."

Visitors to Edmonton might be wise to do the same thing.

The East Coast version is, of course, a scam that costs rubes a little of their money. Out in Western Canada, the stakes could be much higher.

Because, when the Dallas Stars wander into Skyreach Centre on Tuesday night for Game 4 of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, the investment of a $66 million season is on ...

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