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Weber, Preds top Stars in overtime


James OBrien

Shea Weber had the overtime winner as the Nashville Predators edged the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night.

With the win, Nashville leapfrogs Anaheim for top spot in the NHL standings. The Predators also have two games in hand on the Ducks.

Weber’s ninth of the season at 15:27 of the first period opened the scoring.

Miikka Salomaki, who was recalled on Thursday, scored his first NHL goal at 16:47 of the second period to give the Preds a 2-1 lead.

Jason Spezza and Trevor Daley had the Stars’ goals. Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves to drop to 17-8-7 on the season.

Pekka Rinne stopped 17 shots improving to 27-6-2 on the season.

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