COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars worked overtime forthe third consecutive game. On Wednesday, they had to go a stepbeyond to finally receive full payment. Goaltender Mike Smith denied Rick Nash in the third round of theshootout, making Jussi Jokinen's second-round tally stood up asthe winner as the Stars posted a 3-2 triumph over the ColumbusBlue Jackets. Dallas, which entered the contest having dropped consecutiveovertime games, improved its record to 19-3-3 all-time againstColumbus and 9-2-2 at Nationwide Arena. Smith, who was activated from injured reserve prior to the game,gained a measure of revenge against Nash in the third round ofthe shootout. Nash, who had a goal and an assist in regulation,was unable to beat Smith between the pads to end the bonusformat. With Dallas trailing, 2-1, captain Brenden Morrow's slap shotwent between the pads of netminder Fredrik Norrena with 71seconds remaining in the third period to the tie the game. Afterbeing outshot, 28-14, through two sessions, Dallas enjoyed a15-5 edge in the third. Columbus took the lead earlier in the period when Nash corralleda loose puck in the corner and backhanded it toward the net.The puck, which was poked at by Smith, hit both the skate andlater the stick of Jiri Novotny as he fell to the ice with 8:24expired in the session. Columbus opened the scoring 1:42 into the game. Nikolai Zherdev chipped the puck past defenseman Trevor Daley,raced up the right wing and found himself on a 2-on-none rushwith Nash. Zherdev fed Nash, whose wrist shot beat Smith low tothe stick side for his third goal of the season. Dallas leveled the game just 95 seconds later, ending Columbus'home shutout streak at 143 minutes, 45 seconds. Jokinen's physical play forced a turnover behind the BlueJackets' net. Stu Barnes quickly regained control of the puckalong the boards and fired a cross-ice pass back to Jokinen, whodeflected it into the net to tie it at 1-1. The goal was the first by an opponent at Nationwide Arena sinceApril 7, when Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf scored with 28 secondsremaining in the second period. Smith, who missed the previous three games with a bruised armsuffered in practice, stopped 33 shots. In his only previousappearance during the regular season, he gave up four goals on21 shots in a 5-1 loss at Nashville on October 6. Norrena made 28 saves in a losing effort. Dallas center Mike Modano was held scoreless and remains fourpoints away from tying Phil Housley (1,232) for the all-timepoints lead among American-born players.