Wyatt Johnston scored twice as visiting the Dallas Stars defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday to aid their bid for the Central Division title
The Stars (46-21-14, 106 points) moved into first place, one point ahead of the Colorado Avalanche (49-24-7, 105 points)
The Stars have one game left, at home against the Blues on Thursday, while the Avalanche have two remaining, vs. the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and at the Nashville Predators on Friday
Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who won their fifth straight game. Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz also scored, and Scott Wedgewood earned the victory with 16 saves
Jason Robertson had three assists for Dallas while Jamie Benn and Miro Heiskanen had two each.
Robert Thomas recorded a goal and an assist for the Blues (37-37-7, 81 points). Jakub Vrana also scored for St. Louis, and Joel Hofer made 32 saves
Johnston put the Stars up 1-0 on a rebound conversion 5:49 into the game
The Blues tied the game 1-1 with a power-play goal less than two minutes later. Thomas made a back-door pass to Vrana breaking to the open left side of the net
The Stars took a 2-1 lead when Pavelski jumped on the ice as the extra attacker during a delayed penalty call. He scored with a slap shot with 56 seconds left in the first period
Heiskanen's assist was his 72nd point, setting the franchise's single-season record for points by a defenseman.
However, 36 seconds later, Thomas tied the game by weaving to the goal from a sharp left-side angle to beat Wedgewood.
The Stars scored twice during a four-minute power play to take a 4-2 lead in the second period
First, Hintz punched in a point-blank goal off Benn's centering pass from behind the net at 4:48. Johnston then scored from the slot off Evgenii Dadonov's centering pass for a 4-2 edge at 5:46.
Seguin scored a power-play goal with 43 seconds left in the middle period. Heiskanen's shot from the blue line went wide of the left point, but Seguin converted the long rebound off the end boards.
--Field Level Media