NHL playoffs 2019: Top line pushes Stars past Predators in Game 5

first_imgThe Dallas Stars are one win away from advancing past the Nashville Predators.Powered by the top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov, Dallas coasted to a 5-3 win in Nashville on Saturday afternoon to take a 3-2 series lead. The three combined for three goals and four assists as they continued a strong Stanley Cup playoffs. Radulov, in particular, continued a strong series, tallying two goals in a postseason game for the first time since he debuted in the playoffs in 2007 with the Predators.Alexander Radulov has recorded his second career multi-goal game in the playoffs. His first such outing came in his postseason debut, Game 1 of 2007 CQF w/ NSH. #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/bqPwqCfqco— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 20, 2019Both of Radulov’s scores came in a busy second period for Dallas. The winger scored 40 seconds into the frame and added another marker seven minutes later — his fourth of the postseason — to give Dallas a 3-1 lead. Seguin added his goal 15:54 into the period to put the Stars ahead 4-2. All three scores in the period were assisted by Benn, who tied a postseason record held by many. Benn’s three assists in the middle frame matched the NHL playoff record for most in a single period, also accomplished by Washington’s John Carlson earlier this postseason (0-3—3 in Game 1 vs. CAR). https://t.co/PhcJhzxSNJ #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/XPUe5SMuzc— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 20, 2019Jason Dickinson scored Dallas’ other two goals, one in the first and then an insurance goal 1:57 into the third period.Nashville’s Rocco Grimaldi notched his third goal of the series, which matches the scoring output of all other Predators forwards combined.Goals from Predators forwards in this series:Rocco Grimaldi: 3The remaining forwards: 3— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) April 20, 2019The Stars will attempt to finish off the Predators on Monday, as they aim for their first series-clinching win since the 2015-16 season.last_img