Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with less than five minutes left in the game, helping the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory at home over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
As Antoine Roussel had on a second-period goal on which Faksa had an assist, Faksa started the rush that led to his winner.
Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk tied the score at 1-1 in the third period with a shot from the top of the left circle after Dallas failed to clear the puck out of the zone.
Game 2 is Sunday in the best-of-seven series matching the Western Conference’s top two teams from the regular season.
After Faksa pushed the puck up the ice, Brian Elliott stopped, but did not secure, Ales Hemsky’s initial shot. Faksa was there to score his second goal of the playoffs.
Along with the Western Conference’s top two…