A fun yet unconventional part of a seven-game series against a strong team is watching the opposing coaching staff in action.

In Game 3 of the Dallas-Edmonton series, we observed a skilled coaching staff make slight adjustments to their game plan, which dramatically changed the outcome.

The Edmonton Oilers are now down 2-1 in the series after the Dallas Stars' coaching adjustments led to a 5-3 loss in Game 3.

Last night, the Oilers shone brightly for twenty minutes, leading 2-0 after the first period.

The Stars' tactical shift altered the game's dynamics, building on our post-Game 1 discussions of the weakside stretch play.

In Game 1, the Oilers' softer weak-side defense and the high forward's quick return to the middle minimized the effectiveness of the tactic.

Draisaitl doesn't stay in the safe position overhead. Instead, he aggressively moves towards the puck carrier, triggering a swift breakout for the Stars in the opposite direction.