Ray Whitney and Tyler Seguin scored power-play goals and the Dallas Stars held off the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Monday night.
The victory allowed Dallas to move within a point of the Phoenix Coyotes for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
The Stars have 79 points. Phoenix received a point for an overtime loss against the Rangers to reach 80.
Winnipeg continued to fade out of the postseason race. The Jets are 2-6-3 in their past 11 games. One of the victories was a 7-2 rout of visiting Dallas eight days earlier.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 32 saves.
Jamie Benn had two assists for Dallas, which was 2 for 4 on the power play.
Bryan Little scored for the Jets with 2:44 remaining.