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Pavelski lifts Stars past Devils in OT

Scores 1:39 in; Kiviranta gets first NHL goal for Dallas

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Pavelski's overtime winner

DAL@NJD: Pavelski pots backhander for OT winner

Louis Domingue denies Mattias Janmark, but Joe Pavelski backhands the rebound into the net to win the game for the Stars in overtime

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Joe Pavelski scored 1:39 into overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Saturday.

Ben Bishop made 29 saves, and Joel Kiviranta scored his first NHL goal for the Stars (29-18-4). Jason Dickinson also scored for Dallas, which plays six of its next eight games on the road.

"It felt pretty good, like always when you score a goal, but it feels even better because we get those two points," said Kiviranta, who was recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League on Friday.


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Nico Hischier and Kevin Rooney scored, and Louis Domingue made 28 saves for the Devils (18-24-9), who extended their point streak to three games (1-0-2). Domingue was making his first start since Jan. 14.

Video: DAL@NJD: Dickinson nets one-timer off Perry's pass

Bishop made his only save of overtime on a breakaway attempt by Hischier at 1:18.

"It's little details that sometimes cost us a goal or a save," Hischier said. "If I score on the breakaway, we win the game. That's a little thing too."

Pavelski scored off a rebound on his backhand in the slot to extend his point streak against the Devils to eight games (six goals, three assists) and goal streak to six games (six goals).

"Sometimes things line up like that," Pavelski said of his success against New Jersey. "But you keep showing up, play hard, work for those chances. When you're hot against a team, you can expect chances and looks.

"On my goal, [Mattias Janmark] makes a good play with his speed and created a chance and I found a loose puck on the rebound."

It was the first goal in nine games for Pavelski.

"It's been different guys at different times; it was great to see him score that one," Stars forward Tyler Seguin said.

Hischier scored off a snap shot from the top of the right circle at 11:53 of the third period to tie it at 2-2.

"We're playing well enough to win a game, but it's just that little step that's missing right now," Hischier said. "It's frustrating but we've got to keep going. We're playing some good hockey."

Kiviranta scored off his own rebound on a snap shot just inside the left post at 5:04 of the third period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.

"It was great [to see Kiviranta score]," Seguin said. "We've all had our first goal and had that feeling; the confidence he's going to get from it. He's already had a lot of confidence. He's a quiet kid but plays with some swag and it's great for our team for him to start producing."

Video: DAL@NJD: Kiviranta nets rebound for first NHL goal

Rooney scored an unassisted shorthanded goal on a slap shot from the high slot to give the Devils a 1-0 lead at 13:09 of the first period. Blake Coleman forced the puck deep into the Stars end on the penalty kill before the puck ricocheted to Rooney for his second shorthanded goal of the season.

Dickinson scored on a slap shot from the slot after taking a pass from Corey Perry from behind the net for a 1-1 tie at 18:42 of the second period.

"We talked about that coming in and winning on the road," Pavelski said. "You got to win on the road. If you're a good team, you expect to win on the road and it's a good start in the right direction. Now, we've got to keep trying to pile more wins."

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Pavelski lifts Stars


They said it

"You always think about [scoring], in every game. You're trying to do the right things and trying to create and there are stretches where they don't come as often as you'd like, and we were in one of those. There's been some good looks lately and that's encouraging. You can live with it, to an extent, when you're getting those looks and chances and tonight there were a few." -- Stars forward Joe Pavelski

"We had numerous opportunities. We kept pressing. I thought it was a really hard-fought game. We knew going in against Dallas there wasn't going to be a whole lot of room. I felt like our guys responded well. Obviously, you always want two points; it was right there for us." -- Devils coach Alain Nasreddine


Need to know

The Stars are 0-for-14 on the power play in their past five games. ... Hischier has 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in his past 15 games. He missed the opening few minutes of the second period after needing stitches on his knee from a hit by Steven Johns in the first period. ... The Devils have eight shorthanded goals this season. ... The Devils honored the 2000 Stanley Cup championship team with a pregame ceremony for players, coaches and management from that season, including then-general manager Lou Lamoriello, coach Larry Robinson and captain Scott Stevens.


What's next

Stars: At the New York Rangers on Monday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, TVAS, TSN4, FS-F, NHL.TV)

Devils: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV)

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