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Round 1, Gm 4: Stars at Wild

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Stars shoot themselves to Game 4 win

Dallas rides power-play goals to 3-1 series lead against Wild

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- All season long, the Dallas Stars had one of the most potent power plays in the NHL, an advantage that escaped them through the first three games of their Western Conference First Round series against the Minnesota Wild.

The Stars were 1-for-13 with the man-advantage but broke out in Game 4 at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, scoring two power-play goals in a 3-2 win.

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Stars push Wild to brink with Game 4 win

Strong second period gives Dallas 3-1 lead in Western Conference series

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- They don't have to be pretty this time of year, they just have to go in.

The Dallas Stars scored three second-period goals, including two off deflections, in a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.

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Five keys for Wild vs. Stars, Game 4

Minnesota, Dallas each relying on veterans, goaltenders

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild will play Game 4 of their Western Conference First Round series at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday (9:30 p.m., ET; NBCSN, FS-SW, FS-N, FS-WI, SN360, TVA Sports 3). The Stars lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.

Here are five keys for Game 4:

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Stars' Seguin won't play Game 4 against Wild: report

Forward continues to rehab from Achilles injury; goalie Niemi to start for Dallas

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Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin will not play in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports 3, FS-SW, FS-N, FS-WI), according to the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas leads the best-of-7 series 2-1.

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Stars' Sharp says Game 3 was 'opportunity lost'

Dallas, which leads Minnesota 2-1 in series, tries to avoid another letdown in Game 4

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Dallas Stars watched plenty of film before practice Tuesday to try to figure out what went wrong in a 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round on Monday.

Dallas leads the best-of-7 series 2-1. Game 4 is at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports 3, FS-SW, FS-N, FS-WI).

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Stars turn to Niemi against Wild in Game 4

Veteran starts instead of Lehtonen; Wild's Vanek skates, remains out

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 4: STARS at WILD

Western Conference First Round

Dallas leads best-of-7 series 2-1

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, FS-SW, FS-N, FS-WI, SN360, TVA Sports 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Dallas Stars will make a goaltending change for Game 4 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.

Antti Niemi, a veteran of 62 Stanley Cup Playoff games, will start his first game of the series in place of Kari Lehtonen, who played in each of the first three games.

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Wild aim to keep momentum going in Game 4

Look to even series with Stars after rallying for first win

by Dan Myers / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu is not prone to spontaneous outbursts of emotion.

That's why his celebration after scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal against the Dallas Stars in a 5-3 win in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series on Monday surprised many, but perhaps none more than those sitting in the front row behind the Stars' net.

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