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Stars clinch playoffs on Robertson’s big night; Wild also in

Jason Robertson had a power-play goal and three assists to become the first Dallas player with a 100-point season, and the Stars clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

Joe Pavelski added a power-play and an assist while backup Scott Wedgewood stopped 26 shots in his first game in more than six weeks after being sidelined by a lower body injury.

Roope Hintz, Colin Miller and Tyler Seguin also scored for Dallas, which is going to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years — and with its third coach in that span.

Robertson reached 100 points — then 101 — in his first home game since setting Dallas’ single-season scoring record two games earlier. He has two goals and eight assists in that three-game stretch, starting Friday in Arizona when his goal and three assists pushed him past the previous Dallas single-season record of 93 points set by Hall of Famer Mike Modano in 1993-94, the franchise’s first season after moving from Minnesota.

Cal Foote had the lone goal for Nashville, which has 84 points and six games remaining and is five points behind Winnipeg for the Western Conference’s second wild-card berth.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Pavel Dorofeyev scored twice in regulation, including the tying goal with 34.2 seconds left to send it to overtime, and then had one of Vegas’ three scores in the shootout in the victory over Minnesota.

Keegan Kolesar also scored in regulation and Jack Eichel and Reilly Smith had shootout goals as Vegas briefly delayed Minnesota’s chance to clinch a playoff spot. Laurent Brossoit made 30 saves.

Matt Boldy had a goal and assist, reaching the 30-goal mark in his first full NHL season for the Wild, who ended up clinching a playoff spot shortly after the game when Dallas beat Nashville. Minnesota is tied with Dallas atop the Central Division with 98 points.

Brandon Duhaime and John Klingberg also scored in regulation, and Frederick Gaudreau and Joel Eriksson Ek had shootout scores for the Wild. Filip Gustavsson stopped 23 shots in goal for Minnesota.

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