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Benn scores goal, adds assist in Dallas Stars' 3-1 win over San Jose Sharks

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Benn scores goal, adds assist in Dallas Stars' 3-1 win over San Jose Sharks

DALLAS - Jamie Benn scored a goal and added an assist, and the Dallas Stars' struggling power play connected twice in a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Jaromir Jagr and Michael Ryder also scored for Dallas, and Cristopher Nilstorp was outstanding in making 31 saves for his first NHL win.

The Stars, 1-3 in their previous four games, snapped an 0-for-16, power-play skid and scored on consecutive opportunities to take a 2-0 lead early in the third period.

Patrick Marleau notched the only goal for San Jose, his 12th of the season, but the Sharks fell to 1-6-2 in their last nine. Antti Niemi made 25 saves.

With Kari Lehtonen missing his third straight game because of a groin injury, Nilstorp stepped up to earn the victory.

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