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Stars top Predators, stay on top in Central

Jamie Benn scores twice; Nashville misses chance to clinch spot in playoffs

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

Ja. Benn's breakaway goal

NSH@DAL: Ja. Benn nets breakaway chance to tie game

3/29/16: Alex Goligoski finds Jamie Benn behind the defense for a breakaway and he finishes five-hole to tie the game at 1 in the 1st

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DALLAS -- Jamie Benn scored two goals and the Dallas Stars remained in first place in the Central Division by defeating the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

Radek Faksa, Jason Spezza and Patrick Sharp also scored for Dallas (46-22-9), which has won five of its past six games. The Stars and St. Louis Blues, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 earlier Tuesday, each have 101 points; however, the Stars own the tiebreaker with 44 regulation/overtime wins, three more than St. Louis. Each team has five games remaining.

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Predators get another chance to clinch playoff berth

Nashville in with win and regulation loss by Avalanche

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

PREDATORS (39-24-13) AT STARS (45-22-9)

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET; FS-TN, FS-SW, NHL.TV

DALLAS-- The Nashville Predators will clinch a Stanley Cup Playoff berth with a win against the Dallas Stars in any fashion and if the Colorado Avalanche lose to the St. Louis Blues in regulation on Tuesday.

The Predators failed to clinch after a 4-3 loss to the Avalanche on Monday and did not skate Tuesday.

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