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Eakin scores on OT penalty shot as Stars beat Predators 4-3; handing 3rd straight home loss

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators left wing Taylor Beck (41) battles Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators left wing Taylor Beck (41) battles Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) passes the puck as he is defended by Dallas Stars' Jason Demers (4) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) passes the puck as he is defended by Dallas Stars' Jason Demers (4) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

Cody Eakin scored on his first career penalty shot in overtime, and the Dallas Stars kept their faint playoff hopes alive Saturday by beating the Nashville Predators 4-3.

Colton Sceviour and Travis Moen each had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Seguin had a goal.

Jhonas Enroth made 33 saves as the Stars snapped a two-game skid. They came in six points out of the Western Conference's final wild-card spot and needed a win to remain there after the Jets beat Vancouver.

James Neal and Filip Forsberg each scored a goal and an assist, and Ryan Ellis scored for Nashville, which lost its third straight on home ice.

The Predators did get a point, and now sit atop the Central Division at 104, a point ahead of St. Louis.