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Antoine Roussel #21 of the Dallas Stars celebrates with Radek Faksa #12 of the Dallas Stars after scoring a goal against Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues in the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Radek Faksa scored the tie-breaking 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 St. Louis Blues on Friday night in Dallas, Texas.
Like Antoine Roussel did on his second-period goal on which Faksa had an assist, Faksa started the rush that led to his winner.
Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk tied the game at 1-1 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. Brian Elliott was the real star for the Blues, stopping 40 of 42 Dallas Stars shots.
Game 2 is Sunday in the best-of-seven series matching the Western Conference's top two teams from the regular season. The puck drops at 2:00 PM.
Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate is with the Blues in Dallas and has the Game One post game recap.