Stars 4, Sharks 3 (SO): Alex Chiasson set up the tying goal in the second period before netting the lone tally of the shootout as host Dallas ended San Jose's season-opening six-game winning streak.
Just 28 seconds after Patrick Marleau gave the Sharks a 3-2 lead, Cody Eakin buried the rebound of Chiasson's shot to knot the contest. After two scoreless rounds in the shootout, Chiasson beat Antti Niemi to the glove side before Dan Ellis denied Brent Burns on San Jose's final attempt to seal the win.
Eakin added an assist, defenseman Trevor Daley and Tyler Seguin also scored and Ellis made 32 saves for the Stars, who halted a brief two-game skid.
Tyler Kennedy and Matt Nieto tallied and Niemi turned aside 28 shots for San Jose, which failed to match the best start in franchise history set last season (7-0-0).
Kennedy opened the scoring nine seconds into the contest, grabbing a loose puck in the neutral zone and racing down the right wing before ripping a shot into the top left corner of the net.
Dallas pulled even with 3:16 remaining in the first period by knocking in a loose puck in the crease, but Nieto restored San Jose's lead 68 seconds later with a blast from the top of the slot.
Daley made it 2-2 just 1:53 into the second, burying a loose puck in the low slot after Eakin's shot from the top of the right faceoff circle was blocked. Marleau gave the Sharks their third lead with 7 1/2 minutes left in the session, scoring on a wraparound at the right post to extend his season-opening point streak to seven games.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Kennedy missed tying the franchise record for the fastest goal to start a game by one second (Stephane Matteau - eight seconds). It was, however, the fastest tally allowed by the Stars in team history. ... San Jose outshot Dallas 6-0 in the five-minute overtime. ... Sharks D Dan Boyle returned home Wednesday after a night in the hospital courtesy of a check from behind by St. Louis' Maxim Lapierre, but his status remains unknown.