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45-30-7

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Stars 5, Blues 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:16 AM

Associated Press

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Stars 5, Blues 4, SO
St. Louis Blues 4, Dallas Stars 5

DALLAS (AP) -Stars goalie Mike Smith wanted to make amends after allowing three goals to Paul Kariya in the third period and letting what looked like an easy win over St. Louis go to overtime.

His sprawling save on Kariya in the shootout did just that, and when Mike Modano's goal stood up as the only one, Smith and the Stars had their win, 5-4 over the Blues 5-4 Saturday night.

"Revenge." Smith said afterward with a grin. "Obviously that's not the way you want to win hockey games. But we got the win and that's the most important thing."

Kariya recorded the 10th hat trick of his career when he scored with 10.7 seconds left.

After Modano got the Stars on the board by beating Hannu Toivonen in the shootout, Smith got a little help when Lee Stempniak's attempt hit the post, giving Dallas its fourth straight victory and eighth in nine games.

"It was a wild one," Mike Ribeiro said. "We could have played better, but the win is the main thing."

Modano, who also scored his 519th goal in the third, and Smith stole the spotlight from Kariya, who now has 900 points in his NHL career.

Kariya last scored three goals April 18, 2006 against Detroit.

"Anytime you can contribute, it's nice," said Kariya, who hadn't scored a goal in his previous nine games. "I wasn't playing that well, especially the last four or five games. It was nice to help the team get a point. Obviously we're disappointed we're not getting two. But we hung in the game and battled through some adversity."

Dallas Stars center Mike Modano raises his hand after scoring in the third period against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Modano had the lone goal in a shootout, and the Stars overcame three third-period goals by the Blues' Paul Kariya to win 5-4. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Blues lost their third straight and snapped a 141:16 scoreless streak in the first period.

Ribeiro's career-best 21st goal of the season gave the Stars a 4-3 lead with 5:01 left.

Modano's goal 4:01 into the third gave Dallas a 3-1 advantage.

But Kariya started his run 90 seconds later with an unassisted goal from the left circle that cut it to 3-2. Kariya then took a pass from Brad Boyes and beat Smith at 10:31 to tie it.

"We've seen that before," Modano said. "He's a good player."

The Stars have won 16 of 22 games and were victorious a day after giving head coach Dave Tippett a contract extension.

"Points are fine," Tippett said. "But we have to play much better than that. We snuck one out."

Niklas Hagman and Stu Barnes scored 47 seconds apart to give Dallas a 2-0 lead in the first.

Barnes attempted a centering pass that instead went off the skate of St. Louis center Keith Tkachuk and into the net at 9:01 of the first.

Tkachuk also played a part in ending the St. Louis' scoring drought. He picked up a loose puck in the slot and fed David Perron, who beat Smith from the left circle at 13:15 of the first.

"Obviously we're disappointed in the result," St. Louis coach Andy Murray said. "But you have to respect the battle of our team. We asked our veterans to set the example for our young players and I thought he did."

Smith made 27 saves, and Toivonen stopped 22 shots in a matchup of reserve goalies.

Notes: Ribeiro has 11 goals and 20 points in December. ... St. Louis C Andy McDonald (pulled chest muscle) missed his second straight game. ... Stars LW Jussi Jokinen left late in the first period with a leg injury and did not return. ... Saturday night's game was part of an NBA-NHL doubleheader at the American Airlines Center. The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks played earlier in the day.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:14
DAL
Niklas Hagman (14) ASST: Jussi Jokinen (9), Jeff Halpern (6)
1 - 0 DAL
09:01
DAL
Stu Barnes (4) ASST: Sergei Zubov (30), Krys Barch (1)
2 - 0 DAL
13:15
STL
David Perron (7) ASST: Keith Tkachuk (21), Lee Stempniak (15)
2 - 1 DAL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
04:01
DAL
Mike Modano (12) ASST: Jeff Halpern (7)
3 - 1 DAL
05:36
STL
Paul Kariya (9) ASST: NONE
3 - 2 DAL
10:31
STL
Paul Kariya (10) ASST: Brad Boyes (10), Keith Tkachuk (22)
3 - 3 Tie
14:59
DAL
Mike Ribeiro (21) ASST: Brenden Morrow (24), Stephane Robidas (7)
4 - 3 DAL
19:49
STL
Paul Kariya (11) ASST: Lee Stempniak (16)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDDALSTL
1M. RibeiroB. Boyes
2S. ZubovP. Kariya
3M. ModanoL. Stempniak
penalty summary
1st Period
06:07
STL
Paul Kariya  Slashing against  Nicklas Grossmann
15:19
DAL
Stephane Robidas  Interference against  DJ King
2nd Period
03:49
STL
Eric Brewer  Hooking against  Loui Eriksson
08:17
STL
Christian Backman  Tripping against  Steve Ott
14:36
DAL
Trevor Daley  Holding against  Ryan Johnson
15:35
STL
Paul Kariya  Holding the stick against  Brenden Morrow
15:35
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Hooking against  Paul Kariya
3rd Period
07:27
STL
Jay McKee  Hooking against  Stu Barnes
18:16
STL
David Perron  Slashing against  Matt Niskanen
18:16
DAL
Matt Niskanen  Roughing against  David Perron
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Hannu Toivonen
SA: 26TOI: 64:03
Saves: 22EV: 15 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .846SH: 0 - 0
Mike Smith
SA: 31TOI: 64:57
Saves: 27EV: 24 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .871SH: 0 - 0