Oettinger turned aside 39 of 40 shots to help AHL Texas to a 5-1 win over Milwaukee on Tuesday.

It was easily one of Oettinger's best performances of the young season. Like most first-year pro goaltenders, Oettinger's play has been up and down. His numbers aren't pretty (2-5-2, 3.11 GAA, .904 save percentage) but his talent is evident every single time you watch him play. With Ben Bishop aging and seemingly injured all the time, and Anton Khudobin nothing more than a stopgap option, Oettinger could find himself playing meaningful games for Dallas sooner rather than later.

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