Eriksson's power-play goal lifts Stars over Preds

Loui Eriksson scored a go-ahead, power-play goal with 3:42 left to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory on Saturday and send the Nashville Predators to their fourth straight loss.

While Shea Weber served a boarding penalty, Eriksson set up in front of the net and redirected newly acquired defenseman Alex Goligoski's shot past Pekka Rinne for his 21st goal.

Earlier in the third period, Goligoski scored his first goal since being acquired by the Stars from Pittsburgh on Monday.

Tom Wandell added a goal, and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves for the Stars, who snapped their season-worst, five-game losing streak Thursday at Detroit. Dallas has won two straight for the first time since Jan. 17-20.

Colin Wilson and Ryan Suter scored, David Legwand had two assists, and Rinne stopped 22 shots for the Predators, who had been shut out in their previous two games.

Just 12 seconds after Dallas killed Nashville's first power play, Wandell finished off a 2-on-1 break by firing a shot from the right circle that got between Rinne's pads with 1:54 remaining in the opening period.

Nashville tied it at 5:00 of the second when Suter sent a loose puck past Lehtonen from the slot. Wilson's shot bounced off the skate of Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas and onto Suter's stick.

Wilson gave the Predators a 2-1 lead by shooting a rebound of Cody Franson's drive past Lehtonen 13:32 into the second.

Dallas tied it 2-2 at 6:02 of the third on Goligoski's soft shot that hit defenseman Jonathon Blum, changed direction and fluttered past Rinne.

In Nashville's only other visit to Dallas this season, Rinne made 30 saves in a 1-0 win on Oct. 23.

Notes: The Predators are thin at center with Marcel Goc (shoulder), Matthew Lombardi (concussion) and Cal O'Reilly (broken fibula) all out for the season. ... Stars C Brad Richards (concussion-like symptoms) missed his sixth straight game. Richards has been skating at practice, but isn't ready to play. Richards, who can be an unrestricted free agent this summer, continues to be the subject of trade rumors as Monday's NHL trade deadline approaches. ... D Nicklas Grossman (hip) sat out his sixth consecutive game. ... The Stars are 18-5-1 against the Predators in Dallas.