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Stars eliminated from playoff race, fall to Blue Jackets 3-1

Friday, 04.26.2013 / 10:52 AM / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars eliminated from playoff race, fall to Blue Jackets 3-1

The Dallas Stars still had a glimmer of hope for a playoff spot when they began play Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center. But before the second period was over, their fate had been sealed. A Detroit victory over Nashville eliminated the Stars from the playoffs.

The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, kept their hopes alive with a 3-1 victory over the Stars, who are missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season.

“It’s another tough one for me to swallow,” said Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to get in the playoffs. The good news, I guess you’ve got to look at the positives, a lot of guys fought until the end. A lot of people thought we were done after the deadline and we kind of made it until this game, we still had a chance to make it.”

The Stars, who were thought to be dead after dealing away Brenden Morrow, Derek Roy and Jaromir Jagr prior to the trade deadline, made a run at a playoff spot thanks to a nice run that included a five-game winning streak. But Thursday’s loss was their fourth straight (0-3-1) and their fifth in the last six games (1-4-1).

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