John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.

Klingberg’s first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov.

The win by the Stars came 11 years after the previous time they clinched a playoff series on home ice. They needed overtime for a 2-1 win in that Game 6 as well — four overtimes to beat San Jose in the second round of the 2008 playoffs.

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) slaps at a Dallas Stars shot with his stick as Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) and Predators' Roman Josi (59) watch in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) slaps at a Dallas Stars shot with his stick as Stars’ Alexander Radulov (47) and Predators’ Roman Josi (59) watch in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Stars will play St. Louis in the second round of these playoffs, just as they did in their previous postseason appearance three years ago. The Blues, who have home-ice advantage this time, won that 2016 series with a Game 7 win in Dallas.

Ben Bishop, Vezina Trophy finalist, had a playoff career-high 47 saves for the Stars.

Pekka Rinne, who won the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL’s top goalie, also set a playoff career best by stopping 49 shots. That included an impressive pad save on Jamie Benn’s shot just more than five minutes into the overtime period, when the Stars had a 14-8 advantage on shots.

Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) is congratulated by the bench after scoring against the Dallas Stars in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) is congratulated by the bench after scoring against the Dallas Stars in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Blake Comeau scored his first playoff goal for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period. But he also had a tripping penalty with 1:53 left in regulation that put Nashville on the power play.

But the Predators didn’t even get a shot on goal before the third period ended, or when finishing the final seconds with a man advantage to start overtime.

They were 0-for-4 on the power play in Game 6, and finished 0-for-15 in the series.

Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) controls the puck in front of Nashville Predators' Kyle Turris (8) in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) controls the puck in front of Nashville Predators’ Kyle Turris (8) in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Austin Watson scored a goal for Nashville in the first period.

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Dallas Stars defenseman Ben Lovejoy (21) holds his jaw after taking a stick to the face while competing for control of the puck against Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg (9) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars defenseman Ben Lovejoy (21) holds his jaw after taking a stick to the face while competing for control of the puck against Nashville Predators’ Filip Forsberg (9) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) and Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) watch as a Predators shot goes wide of the net in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) and Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) watch as a Predators shot goes wide of the net in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) is congratulated by the bench after his goal against the Nashville Predators in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) is congratulated by the bench after his goal against the Nashville Predators in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) is pushed into the net by Ben Lovejoy (21) who helps defend against a pressure from Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons (10) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) is pushed into the net by Ben Lovejoy (21) who helps defend against a pressure from Nashville Predators’ Colton Sissons (10) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) has his shot-attempt blocked by Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop (30) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) has his shot-attempt blocked by Dallas Stars’ Ben Bishop (30) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) has his shot deflected by Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop (30) in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) has his shot deflected by Dallas Stars’ Ben Bishop (30) in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars' Mats Zuccarello (36) watches as Jason Dickinson (16) and Nashville Predators' Mikael Granlund (64) compete for control of the puck in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars’ Mats Zuccarello (36) watches as Jason Dickinson (16) and Nashville Predators’ Mikael Granlund (64) compete for control of the puck in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne (35) and Ryan Ellis (4) watch a shot by Dallas Stars' Andrew Cogliano (17) glance off Rinne in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nashville Predators’ Pekka Rinne (35) and Ryan Ellis (4) watch a shot by Dallas Stars’ Andrew Cogliano (17) glance off Rinne in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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