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Stars rally from three goals down to beat the Sharks in OT

Dallas Stars Jani Hakanpaa - The Canadian Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Wyatt Johnston had his first career hat trick and the Dallas Stars rallied from three goals down in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 7-6 on Roope Hintz's overtime goal on Tuesday night.

Hintz came off the bench following a long stretch for Dallas in the offensive zone, took a pass from Logan Stankoven in the slot and beat Kaapo Kahkonen.

Johnston had a five-point night with two assists, Stankoven had two goals and two assists, and Jamie Benn had a goal and three assists to get Dallas off to a good start on a three-game California swing.

Jake Oettinger made 14 saves.

Anthony Duclair had his third two-goal game since the All-Star break and added two assists to lead the Sharks, who are winless in their last eight games.

Fabian Zetterlund, Ryan Carpenter, Filip Zadina and Mikael Granlund also scored for San Jose. Kahkonen made 34 saves.

The Sharks opened a 6-3 lead early in the third period when Duclair set up Granlund for a goal and seemed to be on the way to an easy win.

But Dallas' young stars took over with Johnston and Stankoven combining for three goals in a span of less than three minutes to tie the game on Johnston's third goal with 4:18 remaining.

Stankoven started the frenzy with his second goal, giving the rookie five in six career games.

Duclair and Zetterlund teamed up to help the Sharks break out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Zetterlund set up Duclair on the power play early in the first and Duclair returned the favor midway through the period.

But Dallas answered with two power-play goals in a 49-second span in the final two minutes of the period.

Both goals came off point shots from Miro Heiskanen following offensive zone faceoff wins. Benn deflected the first one past Kahkonen and then Stankoven took an errant shot off the end boards and tucked it into the side of the net for the equalizer.

The teams traded goals early in the second before the Sharks scored two in the final five minutes to take a 5-3 lead.

Defenseman Chris Tanev made his debut for Dallas after being acquired last week from Calgary in a three-team trade. Tanev had to get his work visa finalized and then his flight to San Jose was delayed but he made it in time to suit up forthe game.


Stars: Visit Anaheim on Friday night.

Sharks: Host the New York Islanders on Thursday night.