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Paul Stastny

Cody Eakin scores in OT, Stars beat Blues 3-2 to tie series

In short order, the Dallas Stars went from embarrassed to triumphant.

Cody Eakin scored at 2:58 of overtime and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night, bouncing back smartly from a blowout loss two days earlier to tie the second-round series at two games apiece.

"I said, 'It's time for us to man up,' and I thought we did," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I thought our leaders were our leaders."

Patrick Sharp set up the winner and also scored for the Stars, coming off a 6-1 loss in Game 3. Rookie Radek Faksa had the other goal, his third of the postseason.

"I know it was ugly for a lot of the guys and the team in general for...

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