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Anisimov scores in OT to lift Senators past Stars 4-3

Artem Anisimov scored at 3:48 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Brady Tkachuk and Tyler Ennis also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots.

John Klingberg, Stephen Johns and Joe Pavelski scored for the Stars, and Anton Khudobin finished with 42 saves. Dallas finished a three-game road trip at 2-0-1.

Ottawa Senators center Artem Anisimov, top center, is congratulated for his overtime goal against the Dallas Stars in an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Both teams were playing their third game in four nights. Ottawa was coming off a 4-2 loss to Toronto on Saturday, while the Stars beat the Canadiens 4-3 in overtime in Montreal the same night.

Ennis broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third as he picked up a rolling puck and backhanded it into an open net.

The Stars tied it with 5:11 remaining when Tyler Seguin found a trailing Pavelski to beat Anderson stick side.

Ottawa Senators center Artem Anisimov (51) jumps against the boards after scoring against the Dallas Stars in overtime during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

The Senators outshot the Stars 19-12 in a scoreless second period after each team scored twice in the first.

The Stars got lucky on the opening goal as Klingberg’s shot deflected off Nikita Zaitsev’s skate and right past Anderson at 3:03.

Ottawa tied it on a power-play goal by Pageau as he buried a one-timer off a great pass by Tkachuk at 7:36.

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) and defenseman Mike Reilly (5) keep the puck from Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

The Senators took the lead late in the period as Anthony Duclair picked up his own rebound and fed Tkachuk, who had a wide-open net with 1:50 left.

The Stars tied it 33 seconds later when Seguin won the draw and Johns’ slap shot made its way through from the blue line.

NOTES: Duclair extended his goal-scoring drought to 21 games. ... Ottawa’s Nick Paul played in his 100th career game. ... Dallas D Roman Polak was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch Saturday night.

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) prevents Ottawa Senators left wing Anthony Duclair (10) from scoring on a breakaway during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

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Stars: Host Arizona on Wednesday night to open a three-game homestand.

Senators: Host Buffalo on Tuesday night in the fourth of a six-game homestand.

Dallas Stars right wing Denis Gurianov (34) tries to take the puck from Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) behind the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns (28) skates with the puck in front of Ottawa Senators right wing Drake Batherson (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Dallas Stars right wing Denis Gurianov (34) shoots in front of Ottawa Senators defenseman Dylan DeMelo (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) watches a shot by Ottawa Senators centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau enter the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa Senators centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars with left wing Anthony Duclair (10) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) makes a pad save against a wraparound attempt by Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) scores past Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) and goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) celebrates a goal against the Ottawa Senators with defenseman Esa Lindell (23), left wing Jamie Benn (14) and center Jason Dickinson (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (2) attempt to get the puck away from Ottawa Senators right wing Scott Sabourin (49) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin TangThe Canadian Press via AP)