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Eakin Scores in OT, Stars Beat Islanders 3-2 to Stop Skid

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Cody Eakin scored 2:18 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

Eakin took a pass from Jamie Benn on a 2-on-1 break and beat goalie Jaroslav Halak. The goal gave the Stars their first overtime victory in eight games this season.

Anders Lee tied it for New York with 2 seconds remaining in regulation when his shot from the left-wing boards hit defender Jordie Benn's skate and eluded goalie Kari Lehtonen.

Josh Bailey scored for the Islanders in the first period.

Brett Ritchie and Vernon Fiddler scored on third-period rebounds as Dallas rallied for a 2-1 lead.

Lehtonen made 35 saves for the Stars, who were 0-4-2 in their previous six games.

Halak stopped 32 shots but the Islanders lost their second consecutive game.

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