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WINNIPEG Jordan Schroeder Jersey Womens , Manitoba (AP) Paul Stastny has made plenty of tangible contributions for the Winnipeg Jets since they acquired him just before the NHL trade deadline.The latest example played out for all to see.The center scored twice at Nashville in Game 7 of the second round in a 5-1 win Thursday night, lifting Winnipeg into the Western Conference finals for the first time.Behind the scenes, Stastny is also making an impact with intangibles.”Some of his best performances are things none of us get to see happen inside the dressing room and on the plane and sitting beside the players,” Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Friday. ”We knew we were getting a quality player – obviously, you can see that on the ice. A quality person, we knew that from our due diligence in the past. But what he can bring inside the room … you don’t really appreciate until you have.”The St. Louis Blues valued Stastny, too, but were willing to part ways with him in February because Winnipeg gave up a first-round pick this year, a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a prospect.”Stastny is a great, veteran player,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. ”He plays a 200-foot game. He plays on the power play and penalty kill. He was a big pickup for those guys and he’s fitting in well on their team. That’s no surprise to anyone around the game.”With more than 200 goals and 600 assists in Stastny’s career Matt Calvert Jersey Womens , the Jets invested in this season to make a push in the playoffs and it paid off.Winnipeg will host the Golden Knights on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals .”It’s one step closer to where we want to be,” Stastny said. ”It’s kind of nice that we play really quick, so in one sense we get to enjoy this then forget about it and then focus on Vegas right away.”If a Game 7 proves to be necessary, Vegas will have to keep a close on Stastny because he has a knack for scoring decisive goals.Just like his father, Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, who defected from Czechoslovakia with his brother, Anton, in 1980 to play in the NHL.The 32-year-old Stastny has scored four goals and has eight points in four Game 7s. Just three active players have more points in decisive games: Justin Williams, Patrice Bergeron and Henrik Zetterberg.When he was seven months old, his father scored in overtime to push the Quebec Nordiques past the rival Montreal Canadiens in division finals of the 1985 playoffs.”Not that I know my dad’s goals, but I know that one Cale Makar Jersey Womens ,” Stastny said. ”Rebound off a draw. He still talks about winning that draw.”No one drew up a conference finals matchup with Vegas and Winnipeg.And, Stastny is determined to enjoy the ride and help his younger teammates do the same.”As you get later in your career, you’ve just got to enjoy these moments,” he said. ”You’re going to have some guys that get nervous out there and that’s fine. It’s our job, older guys, veteran guys, to go out there and try to be loose and try to make everyone comfortable.”— DALLAS (AP) With his team getting nearly doubled up on shots, Ben Bishop stopped nearly every one that came his way.Bishop stopped 27 shots and the Dallas Stars held on to beat St. Louis 2-1 on Friday night, moving past the Blues into third place in the Central Division.”The goalie was the best player in the game for either team,” Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock said. ”This was a playoff hockey game, two teams that were desperate. This is as well as anybody’s played against us for a long time.”Article continues below ...Mattias Janmark and Stephen Johns scored for Dallas Riley Nash Jersey Womens , which had a season-low 16 shots on goal while winning for the sixth time in seven games. The Stars, who had not been this high in the standings since Nov. 5, are tied with the Blues with 72 points, but have two games in hand.”We really been chasing all year, and it’s a good feeling to catch up with them,” Janmark said.Brayden Schenn spoiled Bishop’s shutout bid with a power-play goal with 1:14 remaining, and Jake Allen finished with 14 saves for St. Louis. The Blues have lost three straight (0-2-1).”It’s a game that we could have won but we didn’t win,” St. Louis coach Mike Yeo said. ”So we have to look at it and make sure that we find a way to win these close games.”Both Dallas goals hit Blues players before going past Allen.”They get two freaky . goals,” Allen said. ”It’s unfortunate. I thought we played a better game than they did.”Neither team scored in the first period, when the Blues outshot Dallas 8-3. St. Louis failed to score on two power plays, and the Stars were unsuccessful on their only man-advantage of the period.”I thought we played tight Martin Hanzal Jersey Womens , didn’t allow them to get much zone offense,” Blues defenseman Colton Parayko said. ”Our forwards did a good job of holding on to the puck.”Janmark scored on the power play at 2:42 of the second, getting his 16th of the season to top his total from his rookie season two years ago. It was also his fourth on power-play goal of the season.Bishop preserved the Stars’ lead early in the third as he turned away Schenn’s backhand attempt in front of the net.Johns doubled the lead with 9 1/2 minutes to go with his career-high eighth. Jamie Benn sent the puck across the ice to the right-wing boards. It bounced to Johns in the right circle, and he sent a slap shot into the upper right corner of the net.Schenn pulled the Blues within one as he took a pass across the slot from from Jaden Schwartz and beat Bishop before the goalie could move back in position to stop the shot.Dallas blocked 23 shots – five by Greg Pateryn – and took the puck away seven times.NOTES: Dallas D Marc Methot (knee injury) returned to the ice for only the second time since Nov. 6. … St. Louis D Jay Bouwmeester played in his 1,100th game. … The Blues are the first of six straight playoff contenders on the Stars’ schedule. St. Louis is in the midst of 10 games in a row against contenders. … John Klingberg also had an assist on Janmark’s goal for his 46th helper of the season and his 200th career point. … The Stars’ three shots on goal in the first period tied their season low for a period. On the four previous times this season, Dallas was protecting a lead in the third.UP NEXTBlues: Host San Jose on Tuesday night.Stars: At San Jose on Sunday.

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