Dallas advances with an overtime win over Nashville

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Stars beat Nashville 2-1 in Dallas on Monday night 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 last 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 the Sharks in the 2008 playoffs.

The Stars will play St. Louis in the second round, 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.

Hurricanes 5, Capitals 2: Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and Carolina won at home to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Justin Williams scored an insurance goal seconds after the Capitals had the tying goal disallowed.

Game 7 is Wednesday night in Washington.

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