Stars extend Predators' OT hex
NASHVILLE – Mattias Janmark scored at 3:49 of overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.
Cody Eakin and Ales Hemsky also scored for Dallas, which has won four straight.
In overtime, a bad change by Nashville led to an odd-man rush for the Stars.
Tyler Seguin's shot from the left side was stopped by Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Seguin then poked the rebound over to the right side, where Janmark had an easy tap-in for the winner.
"We got our transition game there," Janmark said. "I think a couple of their guys on the bench fell, so we got a 3-on-1."
Nashville is 1-9 in games decided in the 3-on-3 overtime format this season.
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•SABRES MAKE KANE SIT: The Sabres say left winger Evander Kane won't play Tuesday night against Ottawa after missing practice Monday. Coach Dan Bylsma said Kane attended the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on Sunday night and slept in the next morning, missing practice.
•HOSSA LIKELY OUT TWO WEEKS: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said it's likely that injured winger Marian Hossa (leg) will be out for two weeks.
•KANE IS ABLE: Patrick Kane had a goal and three assists, and the Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 7-2 victory over the Maple Leafs in Chicago. Andrew Shaw, Brent Seabrook, Artemi Panarin and Teuvo Teravainen each had a power-play goal for Chicago.
•TURNING THE TABLES: Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a goal and two assists, and the host Coyotes rolled over Montreal 6-2 to complete a season sweep over the Canadiens for the first time in 36 seasons as a franchise.
•PERRY BOOSTS DUCKS: Corey Perry had a goal and an assist, and the Ducks went 3-for-3 on the power play in a 6-4 victory over the host Flames. Mike Santorelli (twice), Hamphus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim.
•JOKINEN, BJUGSTAD LIFT PANTHERS: Jussi Jokinen scored the winning goal in a shootout to lead the Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Penguins in Sunrise, Fla. Former Gopher Nick Bjugstad also scored in the shootout and in regulation for the Panthers.