Stars best lowly Blue Jackets in OT

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Updated: February 27, 2013

Loui Eriksson scored with 1:57 to play in
overtime as the Dallas Stars took a 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on
Tuesday.

In the extra session, Dallas’ Brenden Dillon sent a pass from the high slot
off the right boards where Derek Roy one-timed it on net. The shot was
stopped, but Eriksson was able to reach the puck and tuck it in past the right
pad of Sergei Bobrovsky for the win.

Cody Eakin, Antoine Roussel and Roy each had a goal and an assist, while
Brenden Morrow also scored for the Stars, who had lost four of six coming
into the game. Richard Bachman made 16 stops in the win.

Nikita Nikitin, Cam Atkinson, Derek Dorsett and R.J. Umberger all scored for
the Blue Jackets, who have lost three straight and six of seven overall.
Bobrovsky stopped 34 shots in the loss.

“We’ve been in a lot of one-goal games lately, but we just can’t get over that
hump,” said Umberger. “We’ve been staying in these games lately and that’s a
good sign that we’re playing better as a team.”

Dallas got the only goal of the first period when Eakin brought the puck in
down the left wing and centered it where the disc hit off Morrow and went in
with five minutes left in the frame.

The score stayed that way until the 81 seconds into the second period. Mark
Letestu won a left circle faceoff back to Fedor Tyutin, who then sent it over
to the high slot where Nikitin’s one-timer beat Bachman to tie the game.

It was a 2-1 game in favor of Dallas just over four minutes later as Jamie
Benn’s slap shot was stopped, but Roy took a whack at the rebound then stuffed
it in as it sat at the left post for his second goal of the season.

Columbus, though, got it back less than a minute later as Dorsett snapped a
shot on net from the left circle and followed up his own rebound for his third
goal of the campaign.

The scoring continued at the 8:51 mark of the second when Roussel potted his
fourth of the season, but the Blue Jackets tied the game just over six minutes
into the third on Atkinson’s goal.

With 6:24 to play, the Stars made it a 4-3 game as Eakin’s shot from the right
circle trickled between the pads of Bobrovsky, but the Blue Jackets again tied
the game with 1:34 left in regulation when Umberger gathered a Nick Foligno
shot in the slot and wristed it in.

Game Notes

Before the game, the Stars acquired wing Erik Cole from Montreal for forward
Michael Ryder and a third-round pick in the 2013 draft … Dallas plays in
Edmonton on Thursday … Columbus plays in Chicago on Friday … The Blue
Jackets announced on Tuesday that defenseman James Wisniewski will be
sidelined indefinitely with a broken bone in his foot that he suffered in
Sunday’s game against Chicago.