Pierre-Luc Dubois scored midway through the third period, just seconds after being stopped by Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Stars 2-1 on Monday night.

Dubois took a pass from Cam Atkinson behind the net and backhanded the puck under the crossbar with 9:39 left for his eighth goal.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Atkinson had scored the game’s first goal in the second period.

Alexander Radulov, who returned to the Stars’ lineup, tied the game in the second period.

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Pitlick (18) attempts to play a rebound as Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Tyler Pitlick (18) attempts to play a rebound as Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

The Blue Jackets extended their points streak to five games (3-0-2) and are two points ahead of the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division. Columbus has won its last seven games against the Stars.

Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin (43) collects a rebound off of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin (43) collects a rebound off of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Dallas maintained fourth place in the Central Division.

Each team had entered the game with a 9-6-2 record.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (13) dumps the puck in front of the net as Dallas Stars defenseman Julius Honka (6) and goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (13) dumps the puck in front of the net as Dallas Stars defenseman Julius Honka (6) and goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and Dallas’ Khubodin each had 26 saves.

The first period ended scoreless. Columbus killed all three Stars penalties and held Dallas to one shot on goal with the man advantage, while building a 10-9 edge on shots for the period. The Stars’ only penalty in the first was a major to Jamie Benn for a fight with Columbus forward Josh Anderson.

Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

It didn’t take long for the Blue Jackets to get their first power play and a 1-0 lead. At 1:29 of the second period, 25 seconds after Benn went off for slashing, Atkinson took a pass from Seth Jones at the top of the right faceoff circle and sent a wrist shot past Khubodin.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (13) is congratulated by defenseman Seth Jones (3) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (13) is congratulated by defenseman Seth Jones (3) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Columbus dominated time of possession in the second, but the Stars blocked 15 shots in the period and tied the game 1-1 at 18:20 when Radulov put a wrist shot from the right circle into the upper left of the net.

It was Radulov’s sixth goal in eight games. He had missed 10 of the previous 11 games because of a lower-body injury.

Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) battles Columbus Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg (10) for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) battles Columbus Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg (10) for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

The Blue Jackets had a chance to take the lead midway through the third period when Dubois took a cross-ice pass for a wrist shot, but Khubodin slid across the goal mouth for a skate save.

NOTES: Stars C Devin Shore (lower-body injury) left the game in the first period and didn’t return. Dallas RW Brett Ritchie (upper-body) played for the first time in five games. . D Julius Honka had four of the Stars’ blocked shots in the second. . Blue Jackets D Seth Jones returned home for the game. He was born in nearby Arlington, Texas. A spectator who spent eight years in Arlington was former Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, now with the San Francisco Giants but still a Stars season-ticket holder. Holland is from Heath, Ohio, near Columbus.

Dallas Stars forward Blake Comeau (15) attempts a backhand shot as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Blake Comeau (15) attempts a backhand shot as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson (77) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson (77) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Blue Jackets: Return home to play Florida on Thursday.

Stars: Complete a four-game homestand on Friday against Boston.

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin (91) checks Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin (91) checks Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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Source: The Associated Press

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