The Dallas Stars didn't get the start they were hoping against the St. Louis Blues, falling 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series Thursday night at Enterprise Center.
The Stars fell behind early, were able to tie the game in the second period, but two goals by Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko gave St. Louis a 3-1 lead the Stars couldn't overcome.
Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored goals for Dallas, and Ben Bishop stopped 20 shots.
Game 2 is Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.
Here are five things to know from Thursday's game.