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Stars start with win

The Stars’ Cody Eakin, front, and the Blues’ David Backes chase the puck in Dallas’ 2-1 win in Game 1 of the second-round series between the Western Conference’s top two teams.

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The Stars’ Cody Eakin, front, and the Blues’ David Backes chase the puck in Dallas’ 2-1 win in Game 1 of the second-round series between the Western Conference’s top two teams.

DALLAS — Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Blues on Friday.

Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk tied it at 1 with 8:28 left 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.

at Stars 0 1 1 2
Blues 0 0 1 1
at Stars 0 1 1 2
Blues 0 0 1 1

FirstNone. PenaltiesElliott, StL, served by Fabbri (delay of game), :57; Ja.Benn, Dal (cross-checking), 1:57; Upshall, StL (slashing), 17:38.

Second1, Dal, Roussel 2 (Faksa, Klingberg), 9:36. PenaltiesEakin, Dal (hooking), 3:43; Steen, StL (cross-checking), 11:02.

Third2, St.L, Shattenkirk 2 (Parayko, Berglund), 11:32. 3, Dal, Faksa 2 (Hemsky, Goligoski), 15:16. PenaltiesOtt, StL (roughing), 2:45; Moen, Dal (roughing), 2:45. SOGSt.L 6-11-15—32. Dal 14-17-11—42. PPsSt.L 0 of 2; Dal 0 of 3. GoaliesSt.L, Elliott 4-4-0 (42 shots-40 saves). Dal, Lehtonen 4-1-0 (32-31).

Ducks fire Boudreau: The Ducks fired Bruce Boudreau as their coach after five seasons of tremendous success during the regular season and playoff failures made memorable by Game 7 losses at home. "Bruce was a good coach," general manager Bob Murray said. "He's a very passionate hockey guy who cares. So a difficult day."

Boudreau led the Ducks to Pacific Division titles in each of the past four seasons. But they have lost a Game 7 at home in four straight years, the latest being Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Predators in the first round. But Murray expressed much more anger at his core players than at Boudreau and said they would be held accountable.

Caps' Wilson fined for hit: Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2,404, the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement, for his knee-on-knee hit on Penguins forward Conor Sheary in Thursday's Game 1 of the second-round series.

Around the league: The Sharks' Brent Burns, the Kings' Drew Doughty and the Senators' Erik Karlsson are the finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the league's top defenseman as voted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The winner will be announced June 22.

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