Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop made 38 saves. Jaden Schwartz scored the lone goal for the Blues, who fell behind 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.
Lindell's game-winning goal at 6:13 of the second period turned out to be the difference:
Lindell couldn't have picked a much better time for his first career playoff goal, and that score helped cap a sensational opening 40 minutes for the Stars. The Point provided statistics explaining why, noting Dallas' edge in slot shots and rush-scoring chances:
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As has been the case much of the series, the Blues are controlling the zone time but the Stars are generating great chances off-the-rush and winning the shot quality battle. Dallas 20 minutes away from taking a 3-2 series lead home. #GoStars #STLBlues #Playoffs https://t.co/ZjiUlGnOiQ
Quality chances were a prevalent Stars theme, and Spezza took advantage of his after Tyler Seguin found him in front of the net for the game-opening goal at 2:42 of the first period:
Spezza has been the story of this series: He's scored three goals against the Blues after having not found the net since Feb. 24, which covered a 20-game stretch including playoffs.
On the other end, Bishop did his part to give the Stars a 3-2 series edge. He's been lights-out in the playoffs and has done particularly well on the road historically, per Sportsnet Stats:
The netminder also came through with the save of the series on Oskar Sundqvist with 4:15 left in the game:
If not for an accidental giveaway that led to Schwartz's goal at 8:26 of the third, Bishop may have earned his first shutout of the playoffs:
Still, the Vezina Trophy finalist has been phenomenal in the playoffs thanks to a 2.13 GAA.
Dallas will host St. Louis on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET for Game 6. NBC will televise the matchup.
A Stars win will send them to the Western Conference Final, where they would face the San Jose Sharks or Colorado Avalanche. A Dallas loss would bring the series back to St. Louis for Game 7 on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.