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

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.