Predators persevere, beat Stars in overtime
DALLAS — Mattias Ekholm scored 2:27 into overtime as the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday.
Nashville killed off a Dallas power play for the first part of overtime, and then Ekholm took a cross-ice pass from Kyle Turris and sent the puck over Stars goalie Ben Bishop for the win.
The Predators (13-30) improved to 8-0 on the road this season. They rallied to tie the game three times, the last on Roman Josi’s power-play goal with 43 seconds left in the third period.
Denis Gurianov, Tyler Pitlick, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza scored for Dallas (9-6-2), which lost for the third time in four games. Bishop finished with 29 saves.
Josi and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist for Nashville. Ryan Hartman and Yannick Weber also scored, and Juuse Saros made 20 saves.
Pitlick scored his third goal of the season 13:05 into the first, and the Stars opened a 3-1 lead on goals by Seguin and Spezza in the second period. Hartman got the Predators on the board 12 seconds into the second, and Johansen and Weber tied the game again with goals in the first 1:54 of the third.
Dallas grabbed the lead for the last time when Gurianov scored his first career goal off a pass from rookie Ben Gleason with 11:02 left.