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Whitney, Seguin score power-play goals to lead Stars to 2-1 victory over the Jets

  • Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) celebrates scoring his goal with teammates  Alex Goligoski (33), Jamie Benn (14) and Alex Chiasson (12) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) celebrates scoring his goal with teammates Alex Goligoski (33), Jamie Benn (14) and Alex Chiasson (12) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) blocks a shot against Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) blocks a shot against Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) tries to score against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), defenseman Kevin Connauton (23) and center Shawn Horcoff (10) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) tries to score against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), defenseman Kevin Connauton (23) and center Shawn Horcoff (10) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

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.