Dallas Stars clinch spot in NHL playoffs

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:20 AM

(Reuters) - The Dallas Stars clinched their first National Hockey League playoff berth in six years on Friday, a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues sealing a wild-card spot.

The result eliminated the Phoenix Coyotes from postseason contention and the 16 playoff-bound teams are now set.

The Stars (40-40-11) enter the Stanley Cup playoffs as the second wild-card team in the Western Conference.

(Reporting By Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford)