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Dallas 3, Nashville 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 2, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Garrett Rank, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 17722

Blake Comeau and Mattias Janmark scored goals in a 43-second span of the game's final four-plus minutes, and Anton Khudobin stopped 38 shots as the visiting Dallas Stars roared past the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Saturday to win their fourth straight game, matching a season high.

The Stars took the lead with 4:13 to play. Comeau took a pass from Janmark and carried it across the goalmouth with Predators goalie Pekka Rinne trying to poke it away before the Dallas winger slid it into the net. Radek Faksa was granted an assist for his entry pass on the play.

Dallas put away the game with 3:30 to go as Janmark lifted the rebound of a shot by Faksa over Rinne's right shoulder and into the net after a pass by Esa Lindell.

The Stars have outscored opponents 11-4 in their winning streak, which followed a four-game losing skid, and they have allowed two goals or fewer in eight of their past nine games.

The Stars and Predators were sharp despite traveling to Nashville overnight after playing the front ends of back-to-backs in Dallas and Sunrise, Fla., respectively.

Calle Jarnkrok staked Nashville to a 1-0 lead near the midway mark of the first period when he ripped a shot from the circle past Khudobin and off the post into the net. Ryan Hartman and Colton Sissons earned assists on the tally.

Dallas answered less than two minutes later as Tyler Seguin one-timed a feed from Alexander Radulov past Rinne to tie the game at 1. Lindell also garnered an assist on the goal.

Nashville outshot the Stars 13-4 in the first period before the two teams squeezed off 11 shots each in a scoreless second 20 minutes of play.

The Predators had a three-game winning streak snapped and are 9-4-1 in their past 14 games.

Dallas heads back home for a game against Arizona on Monday before travelling back to Nashville for a rematch against the Predators on Thursday. Nashville returns to the ice on Tuesday when it hosts the Coyotes.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Dallas   Nashville
Mattias Janmark 2 Points Calle Jarnkrok 1
Mattias Janmark 1 Goals Calle Jarnkrok 1
Radek Faksa 2 Assists Ryan Hartman 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .974 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .885
Anton Khudobin 38 Saves Pekka Rinne 23
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 26 3 0-2 4-4 13 29
Nashville 39 1 0-4 2-2 9 37
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Predators have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Stars have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .538 after a loss.