Klingberg’s OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Contact us:

3446 Summerhill Road
Texarkana TX 75503
903-255-7935
info@foxsportstexarkana.com

stars over preds to advance
Dallas Stars' Justin Dowling (37) and Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59) slam against the boards chasing after the puck in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.


Klingberg’s first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov.
The win by the Stars came 11 years after the previous time they clinched a playoff series on home ice. They needed overtime for a 2-1 win in that Game 6 as well — four overtimes to beat San Jose in the second round of the 2008 playoffs.
The Stars will play St. Louis in the second round of these playoffs, just as they did in their previous postseason appearance three years ago. The Blues, who have home-ice advantage this time, won that 2016 series with a Game 7 win in Dallas.

 

Stars Goalie Ben Bishop had a career night

Ben Bishop, Vezina Trophy finalist, had a playoff career-high 47 saves for the Stars.

Pekka Rinne, who won the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL’s top goalie, also set a playoff career best by stopping 49 shots. That included an impressive pad save on Jamie Benn’s shot just more than five minutes into the overtime period, when the Stars had a 14-8 advantage on shots.

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance
Blake Comeau scored his first playoff goal for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period. But he also had a tripping penalty with 1:53 left in regulation that put Nashville on the power play.
But the Predators didn’t even get a shot on goal before the third period ended, or when finishing the final seconds with a man advantage to start overtime.
They were 0-for-4 on the power play in Game 6, and finished 0-for-15 in the series.
Austin Watson scored a goal for Nashville in the first period.
___
More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*