CHICAGO (AP) — One more point could provide a big lift for the Dallas Stars.
They get another chance on Saturday night.
Dallas’ playoff road remains muddled after it lost 6-1 to Chicago on Friday night. Patrick Kane scored twice in the Blackhawks’ home finale, and Cam Ward made 25 saves in his 700th NHL game.
The Stars (42-32-7) clinched their first postseason trip in three years with Tuesday night’s 6-2 victory over Philadelphia, but they need one more point to secure the Western Conference’s top wild card.
The Stars host Minnesota in their season finale, and Colorado is just one point back heading into its final game at San Jose later Saturday night.
Finishing on top of the wild-card standings would mean a first-round