The banged-up Dallas Stars couldn't grind out a win Saturday afternoon, but they did pick up one point against the top team in the Western Conference, falling 5-4 in overtime to the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center.
But it was a tough loss for the Stars, who had a 3-1 lead going into the third period, saw the Predators tie the game on a power-play goal in the final minute, and then win after the Stars couldn't cash in on a 4-on-3 power play in overtime.
Just after the Stars misfired on the power play in OT, Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm, who had been in the penalty box, took a cross-ice pass from Kyle Turris and scored from the left circle at the 2:27 mark.
"It's a disappointing loss for us -- I thought we deserved a better fate," said Stars center Jason Spezza. "That one stings a little bit for sure."