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Cody Eakin's 3rd-period goal gives Stars 4-3 win over Sabres

  • Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin (20) scores a goal against Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Lindback (35) and defenseman Mike Weber (6) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Dallas. The Stars won 4-3. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin (20) scores a goal against Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Lindback (35) and defenseman Mike Weber (6) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Dallas. The Stars won 4-3. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) and  left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal scored by teammate Shawn Horcoff, not shown, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres Monday, March 23, 2015, in Dallas. The Stars won 4-3. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) and left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal scored by teammate Shawn Horcoff, not shown, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres Monday, March 23, 2015, in Dallas. The Stars won 4-3. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Lindback is pushed into the boards by Dallas Stars right wing Ales Hemsky (83) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Lindback is pushed into the boards by Dallas Stars right wing Ales Hemsky (83) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Cody Eakin scored at 16:46 of the third period and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Monday night.

Stars captain Jamie Benn scored his team's first two goals and earned his 200th assist on the third by Patrick Eaves, who tied the game at 3-3 at 12:35 of the third.

On the winner, Eakin took a pass from John Klingberg in the left faceoff circle and beat Sabres goalie Anders Lindback, who began the season with Dallas. Lindback finished with 35 saves.

Buffalo captain Brian Gionta scored the Sabres' first two goals. Matt Moulson also scored for Buffalo.

The Stars won for the sixth time in seven games.

The Sabres, last in the NHL with 47 points, are 1-8-2 in their past 11 games.