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Predators' lack of offense from top line led to playoff elimination

Power-play struggles, absence of secondary scoring among reasons for six-game loss to Stars

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

The Nashville Predators reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 and the Western Conference Second Round last season, but this season they failed to get past the first round, losing in six games to the Dallas Stars.

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FIRST ROUND

Stars advance in playoffs thanks to strong goaltending, play of top line

Penalty kill, younger players key in six-game series win against Predators

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars advanced to the Western Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2016 with a six-game win against the Nashville Predators in the best-of-7 first round.

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Predators call playoff elimination 'tough pill to swallow'

Disappointed with performance in Game 6 loss to Stars

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DALLAS -- P.K. Subban sat in his stall sporting his Nashville Predators hat, trying to come up with the words to describe another disappointing moment for his team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Stars advance with OT victory against Predators in Game 6

Klingberg wins it at 17:02; will play Blues in second round

by Jeff Miller / NHL.com Correspondent

Klingberg wins it in OT for Stars

NSH@DAL, Gm6: Klingberg scores in OT for series win

R1, Gm6: John Klingberg collects the puck in the circle and wires a wrist shot past Pekka Rinne for the series-clinching goal in overtime

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DALLAS -- John Klingberg scored 17:02 into overtime, and the Dallas Stars advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at American Airlines Center on Monday.

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First Round

Stars believe consistency will help in Game 6 against Predators

Maintaining stingy defense, energized offense key for Dallas in trying to close series

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DALLAS -- Mats Zuccarello has been here before. The Dallas Stars forward was part of Stanley Cup Playoff runs with the New York Rangers and knows how tough it is to close a series.

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Predators counting on 'battle-tested' group against Stars in Game 6

Feel playoff experience can avoid elimination

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators will try to avoid being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round against the Dallas Stars on Monday (8:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN1, TVAS2, FS-TN, FS-SW).

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First Round

Stars' top line has its way in Game 5 win against Predators

Benn, Seguin, Radulov combine for seven points to help Dallas take lead in Western series

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- The Dallas Stars' top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov were on a roll in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. So much so, they wanted to get on the ice as often as possible.

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Stars top Predators in Game 5, take series lead

Radulov scores twice, Benn has three assists to push Nashville to brink

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

Radulov buries Seguin's feed

DAL@NSH, Gm5: Radulov converts Seguin's perfect pass

R1, Gm5: Tyler Seguin slings a cross-ice pass to Alexander Radulov, who one-times it in off the post to give the Stars a 2-1 lead

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NASHVILLE -- Alexander Radulov and Jason Dickinson each scored two goals for the Dallas Stars when they defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

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5 Keys: Stars at Predators, Game 5

Nashville's top line must score; Zuccarello, Klingberg fueling offense for Dallas

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

STARS at PREDATORS

3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS

Best-of-7 series tied 2-2

The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators can move within one win of advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by winning Game 5 in the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

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Predators look for offensive jolt from top line against Stars in Game 5

Forsberg, Johansen, Arvidsson try to solve Dallas checking, help gain series lead

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators hope to get some much-needed production from their top line when they play the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS).

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