Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Stars even series with Blues with overtime win

ST. LOUIS — Cody Eakin scored his first goal of the playoffs 2:58 into overtime to give the Stars a 3-2 win Thursday over the Blues and tie the second-round playoff series at two games each heading to Dallas for Game 5.

The Stars, who broke a two-game losing streak in the series, had taken a 2-1 lead in the second period with goals 1:09 apart by Radek Faksa and Patrick Sharp. St. Louis' Paul Stastny tied it at 13:06 of the second.

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First1, St. Louis, Tarasenko 6 (Schwartz), 10:17. PenaltiesBouwmeester, StL (high-sticking), 3:57; Eakin, Dal (holding), 14:10.

Second2, Dallas, Faksa 3, 4:05. 3, Dallas, Sharp 4 (Benn Spezza), 5:14 (pp). 4, St. Louis, Stastny 1 (Tarasenko, Steen), 13:06 (pp). PenaltiesBackes, StL (tripping), 4:21; Backes, StL (slash), 11:11; Russell, Dal (slashing), 11:11; Eakin, Dal (slashing), 12:38; Goligoski, Dal (hooking), 13:55; Steen, StL (interference), 14:19.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesNone.

Overtime5, Dallas, Eakin 1 (Sharp, Benn), 2:58. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalDallas 8-10-7-3—28. St. Louis 7-9-8-2—26. Power-play opportunitiesDallas 1 of 3; St. Louis 1 of 3. GoaliesDallas, Lehtonen 5-1 (26 shots-24 saves). St. Louis, Elliot 6-5 (28-25).

Jagr back with Panthers: Forward Jaromir Jagr, 44, agreed to terms of another one-year contract with Florida that Canada's Sportsnet said is worth $4 million in base salary. Jagr this season became the oldest player in NHL history to lead his team in scoring with 66 points while scoring 27 goals. He passed Brett Hull to become the third-leading goal scorer in NHL history. He has 749 goals. He also passed Gordie Howe to move into third place with 1,868 career points.

Around the league: The Coyotes named John Chayka, 26, general manager, making him by four years the youngest GM in league history and the first with a background mainly in advanced statistics. … The Capitals' Barry Trotz, the Stars' Lindy Ruff and the Panthers' Gerard Gallant are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given to the league's top coach as voted by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association. The winner will be announced June 22.

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