DALLAS (AP) Tyler Seguin’s first 40-goal season likely will end with the Dallas Stars missing the playoffs for the second straight year.And the win that came with the high-scoring forward’s personal milestone is a little too late for their dwindling postseason hopes.Seguin’s empty-netter in the final minute put him at 40 after John Klingberg scored a goal while adding to his NHL-leading assist total for defensemen in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.Jason Spezza scored a goal for the first time since Jan. 16 as the Stars won for just the second time in 11 games – a slide that wiped out any realistic playoff hopes and left their fate in the hands of St. Louis www.officialblackhawksproshop.com , Anaheim and Colorado.Seguin was the sudden star at the end of the home finale when his shot from behind his own blue line made him the third Dallas player to reach 40 goals in a season on the night that the first, franchise icon Mike Modano, dropped the ceremonial first puck as part of the club celebrating 25 years in Texas.”What he’s done this year I’m really proud of him,” said goalie Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 33 shots. ”He’s taken a role as a complete 200-foot player. I didn’t even know it was the first time. I feel like he does something like that every year.”The Wild, still holding the third playoff spot in the Central Division and in solid wild-card shape with four games remaining, lost the second of a home-and-home set two nights after beating the Stars 5-2 in Minnesota.Minnesota’s season-best seven-game point streak ended in the sixth straight game that the Wild gave up the first goal.”You can’t keep giving up leads, letting the other team score the first goal and expect to win every time,” coach Bruce Boudreau said. ”It’s hard to keep pace in the game.”Seguin and Jamie Benn assisted on Klingberg’s eighth of the season for a 2-0 lead in the second period.Klingberg had his career-best 56th assist on the first-period goal by Spezza Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirts Authentic , who took a pass from Alexander Radulov ahead of the defense before his shot from close range trickled under the right left of Devan Dubnyk, who had 32 saves.The Wild are still in good shape with 96 points but could use another win to erase any doubt.”We don’t want to start thinking about the situation down the road,” Dubnyk said. ”We’ve done a good job not doing that all year, so now’s not the time to start doing it.”Radek Faksa scored short-handed for Dallas 19 seconds into the third period, but Zach Parise answered with a power-play goal 70 seconds later. The Stars’ Remi Elie had taken a holding penalty late in the second.Mikael Granlund topped last season’s career high with his 44th assist on Parise’s goal.NOTES: Wild D Ryan Suter went off with a lower-body injury late in the second period. He wasn’t using his right leg as he was helped through the tunnel to the locker room. ”I hope it’s not as bad as it looked when he was coming off,” Boudreau said. … Spezza has eight goals in 75 games. His previous low when playing at least 75 games was 22 goals in 2003-04, the 34-year-old’s first full season in the NHL.UP NEXTWild: Final home game of the regular season Monday against Edmonton.Stars: Start of season-ending three-game West Coast trip Tuesday at San Jose.— WASHINGTON (AP) Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.Panarin made an incredible individual move to drive by fellow Russian Dmitry Orlov and went backhand-to-forehand to beat Philipp Grubauer top shelf.Game 2 is Sunday night in Washington.Alexander Wennberg, Thomas Vanek and Seth Jones scored in regulation, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots for Columbus Chicago Blackhawks Hoodies Authentic , which got two power-play goals to continue a strong trend since the trade deadline.Wennberg left the game with an upper-body injury in the third period and didn’t return. Jones, son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, drew a penalty late in the third period, almost put the puck in his own net and tied it on the ensuing power play with 4:26 left in regulation to send the game to overtime.Washington got two power-play goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov on Josh Anderson’s five-minute major penalty for boarding Michal Kempny and an even-strength goal on the rush in the third period by Devante Smith-Pelly. Grubauer, who got the nod to start over 2016 Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Braden Holtby, made 23 saves in his second career playoff start.LIGHTNING 5, DEVILS 2TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay got early goals from four players – none of them named Nikita Kucherov or Steven Stamkos – before holding off New Jersey in Game 1.Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde scored Chicago Blackhawks Hats Authentic , helping the Lightning build a 3-0 lead that New Jersey trimmed to one goal before Alex Killorn and Kucherov, who added an empty-netter, finished off the win.Taylor Hall scored an unassisted goal in the second period, then assisted on Travis Zajac’s power-play goal that cut it to 3-2 midway through third against Andrei Vasilievskiy.Killorn’s shot over the glove of goalie Kevin Kincaid’s glove restored a two-goal lead before Kucherov, who led the Lightning with 100 points this season, ensured there would be no comeback.Vasilievskiy made 29 saves.Game 2 is Saturday at Amalie Arena.SHARKS 3, DUCKS 0ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Evander Kane scored two goals in his first career playoff game, Martin Jones made 25 saves and the Sharks beat the Ducks in their first-round series opener.Brent Burns also scored and captain Joe Pavelski had two assists during a three-goal second period to help the Sharks easily take early control in the series between California rivals. San Jose and Anaheim have been regular playoff teams for the past 15 years Custom Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys , yet are meeting in the postseason for only the second time.John Gibson stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, who lost a series opener at home in their third consecutive playoff series. Anaheim had won seven straight home games down the regular-season stretch, losing in regulation at home just once in 17 games since late January.Game 2 is Saturday night at Honda Center.BRUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 1BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots in Boston’s Game 1 victory over Toronto.David Pastrnak also scored for Boston, and Sean Kuraly bunted one out of the air and into the net over goalie Frederik Andersen to make it 4-1 with seven minutes gone in the third period. Krejci bounced it in off Andersen from behind to make it 5-1 after Toronto’s Nazem Kadri was thrown out of the game and given a five-minute major for an elbow to Tommy Wingels‘ head.Zach Hyman scored Toronto’s only goal, and Andersen made 35 saves.Game 2 is Saturday night in Boston.PREDATORS 5, AVALANCHE 2NASHVILLE www.officialavalanche.com , Tenn. (AP) – Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period and Nashville rallied to beat Colorado in Game 1 of the first-round Western Conference series.Pekka Rinne made 25 saves, including a handful on Colorado’s Hart Trophy candidate Nathan MacKinnon.Austin Watson had a goal and an assist for Nashville, which has won 11 straight over Colorado. Craig Smith and Colton Sissons scored a goal apiece, and Ryan Johansen had two assists.Nikita Zadorov and Blake Comeau scored for Colorado.Game 2 is Saturday in Nashville.