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Benn and St. Denis net two points each as the Rockets soar past Kamloops 5-1 @NHLdotcom

KELOWNA, B.C. - Jamie Benn and Kyle St. Denis both had two-point nights for Kelowna, each with a goal and assist, as the Rockets powered past the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 in WHL action on Saturday night.

Stepan Novotny, who opened the scoring early in the first period, Evan Bloodoff and Colin Long, with his 25th goal of the season, also scored for Kelowna (32-19-1-2), which led 1-0 and 3-1 at the period breaks. With the win, the Rockets are 6-0-1-1 in their past eight games and are also 7-0 this season against the Blazers.

Benn's goal was his 35th of the season, while Kelowna defenceman Tyson Barrie also had a two-point effort with two assists.

Kenton Dulle, with his 22nd goal, replied for Kamloops (26-26-1-4), which lost 6-1 on home ice to Kelowna on Tuesday night. The Blazers entered Saturday's game riding a 4-3 shootout win over Everett on Wednesday, but, as was the case Tuesday, were simply outmatched by a better skilled team.

Justin Leclerc made 38 saves for the Blazers. At the other end, Adam Brown stopped 14 shots for Kelowna in his first start since Jan. 23, an appearance that lasted just 8:10, having let in two goals on four shots in a 5-4 shootout loss to Chilliwack.

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