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Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

DALLAS (AP) With a chance to clinch a playoff series at home for the first time in 11 years, the Dallas Stars needed overtime again. They didn't need quite as many this time, and won't have to go back to Music City.

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime after a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov, and the Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.

"We wanted to close it out today and don't have to deal with going back there," said Klingberg, whose first goal of the playoffs came after five assists in the series. "We treated it like a Game 7."

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Leaders
Points: R. Johansen64
Plus/Minus: N. Bonino27
Shots on Goal: R. Josi274
PIM: W. Simmonds99
Win: P. Rinne30
Shutouts: P. Rinne4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 236 (19)
Shots: 2678 (10)
PP%: 12.9% (31)
Penalty Minutes: 686 (16)
Assists: 385 (20)
SH Goals: 8 (13)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Nashville 47 29 6 100
x-Winnipeg 47 30 5 99
x-St. Louis 45 28 9 99
x-Dallas 43 32 7 93
x-Colorado 38 30 14 90
Chicago 36 34 12 84
Minnesota 37 36 9 83
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 212 (29)
Shots Against: 2459 (23)
PK%: 82.1% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 768 (5)
Shutouts: 7 (7)
Sv%: 0.914 (4)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/13 W. Simmonds Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/18 J. Wilkins Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
4/10 N. Westerholm Called up from minors SaiPa-Finland
4/10 A. Smith Signed Minors contract - Milwaukee-AHL
4/7 Z. Rinaldo Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
4/5 B. Fortunato Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
4/5 L. Craggs Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
4/2 Z. Rinaldo Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL for conditioning stint
4/1 M. Salomaki Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
3/31 A. Watson Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
3/30 T. Grosenick Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL