Jason Spezza scored and Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead int heir Western Conference semifinal series.

Esa Lindell also scored for the Stars, who can advance with a win in Game 6 at home on Sunday.

Jaden Schwartz scored and Jordan Binnington made 25 saves for the Blues, including stops on three breakaways in the first 4:08 of the second period to keep it a one-goal game at the time.

Dallas Stars right wing Roope Hintz (24), of Finland, watches as a shot by teammate Esa Lindell, not shown, gets past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) for a goal during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. Also defending for the Blues are Colton Parayko (55) and Jay Bouwmeester (19). (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Dallas Stars right wing Roope Hintz (24), of Finland, watches as a shot by teammate Esa Lindell, not shown, gets past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) for a goal during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. Also defending for the Blues are Colton Parayko (55) and Jay Bouwmeester (19). (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Spezza gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 2:42 of the first, burying a one-timer from Tyler Seguin. The goal extended Spezza’s points streak to three games and he’s scored in the last two.

Lindell made it 2-0 with a backhand from the high slot at 6:13 of the second. It was Lindell’s first goal of the postseason.

Bishop made a couple of saves during a Blues power play in the second and stopped quality chances from Brayden Schenn and Robert Thomas in the first. But Bishop’s giveaway at 8:26 of the third put the puck right on Schwartz’s stick, setting him up for a one-timer that pulled the Blues within one.

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3), of Sweden, moves the puck ahead of St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21) and Robert Thomas (18) during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3), of Sweden, moves the puck ahead of St. Louis Blues’ Tyler Bozak (21) and Robert Thomas (18) during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bishop redeemed himself late in the third, stretching to get his pad on a point-blank chance for Oskar Sundqvist.

The Blues went 0 for 4 on the power play, giving up several quality short-handed chances to the Stars. The third power play at the end of the second was so futile that it drew hearty boos from the 18,542 at Enterprise Center.

NOTES: The Blues’ defense entered the game with 26 points, third in the league behind Carolina and San Jose (27 points each). … Stars F Mats Zuccarello snapped a career-high four-game postseason points streak. … Blues D Alex Pietrangelo had points in four of his previous five games and is fourth on the franchise list for career points for a defenseman with 35.

Dallas Stars center Matts Zuccarello (36), of Norway, shoots against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Dallas Stars center Matts Zuccarello (36), of Norway, shoots against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) and Ryan O'Reilly (90) skate to the bench after losing to the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. The Stars won 2-1 and lead the series 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Brayden Schenn (10) and Ryan O’Reilly (90) skate to the bench after losing to the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. The Stars won 2-1 and lead the series 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) and Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12), of the Czech Republic, chase the puck during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) and Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12), of the Czech Republic, chase the puck during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) loses his balance as he defends against Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) loses his balance as he defends against Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) skates behind Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) after scoring a goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) skates behind Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) after scoring a goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) and center Robert Thomas (18) celebrate after Schwartz scored a goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) and center Robert Thomas (18) celebrate after Schwartz scored a goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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