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Stars through to play-offs

Dallas Stars claimed their first Stanley Cup play-off berth since 2008 as they beat St Louis Blues 3-0 on Friday.

It is the first trip to the post-season for the Stars in six years, when they made it to the Western Conference Finals.

Elsewhere, Tampa Bay Lightning claimed a 3-2 win over Columbus Blue Jackets while Jay Beagle scored twice as Washington Capitals beat Chicago Blackhawks 4-0.

Winnipeg Jets dampened Calgary Flames' hopes of a home finale as they beat them 5-3 while Marty Havlat scored his sixth career hat-trick as San Jose Sharks beat Colorado Avalanche 5-1.

Detroit Redwings lost 2-1 against Carolina Hurricanes while New York Islanders defeated New Jersey Devils 3-2 after a shootout.