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Benn, Stars complete comeback against Oilers in overtime

Scores at 1:14 after Dallas gets two in third to tie; Draisaitl extends point streak to 12

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Benn wins it in overtime

DAL@EDM: Benn nets backhander for OT winner

Jamie Benn collects a pass at the doorstep, curls to his backhand and tucks the puck home, leading the Stars past the Oilers in overtime

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Jamie Benn scored at 1:14 of overtime to help the Dallas Stars rally from down two goals in the third period for a 5-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Tyler Seguin had a goal and two assists, and Benn, Jason Dickinson and Miro Heiskanen each had a goal and assist for the Stars (11-8-2), who pushed their point streak to eight games (7-0-1).

"It's nice to get that one, it's nice to get the win and it was a great battle back by our team," Benn said. "There is never any quit in our team. Obviously we don't want to give up four every night. With those two kids over there (Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid), they're going to score, they're great players you have to tip your hat to them. We found a way to get five and it was a great battle back to our team."

 

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Draisaitl had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 12 games for the Oilers (13-6-3), and McDavid had three assists to extend his point streak to six games. 

Jujhar Khaira scored two goals, and Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves for Edmonton.

Seguin took a drop pass from Heiskanen at the right face-off circle and scored to tie it 4-4 at 18:11 of the third.

Video: DAL@EDM: Seguin ties it late, gets 600th NHL point

Blake Comeau scored at 5:21 of the third period to make it 4-3.

"Obviously up 4-2 in your own building, going into the third, you have to find a way to get two points," said McDavid, who has 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) during his point streak. "We let that slip by. They did a good job to come back in the third and they found a way to get two (points). We were on our heels and we let them take the game to us. They forechecked hard, we didn't get pucks out." 

Ethan Bear converted a cross-crease pass from McDavid on the power play at 18:41 of the second for a 4-2 lead.

Khaira took a drop pass from McDavid and scored at 3:34 of the second to make it 3-2. Ben Bishop, who allowed three goals on 15 shots, was replaced by Anton Khudobin (18 saves) after the goal.

Video: DAL@EDM: McDavid sets up Khaira's second tally

"I really liked our first period," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "Our second period we just turned the puck over too much, we didn't get pucks to the goal line, we were trying to be cute and fed their transition and took too many penalties. The third period, we got pucks in, we went to work on the forecheck, we started skating, finishing and we drew two or three power plays."

Heiskanen scored 48 seconds into the second period to tie it 2-2.

Draisaitl put Edmonton ahead 2-1 with 34 seconds left in the first period on a rebound off a shot from McDavid. Draisaitl has 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) during his point streak

"By the end there, we started chasing the puck instead of sticking to our game plan," Khaira said. "I thought in the first two periods we played well. They're a good team over there, it's a lesson for us to learn." 

Video: DAL@EDM: Draisaitl cleans up the rebound

Dickinson scored at 8:57 of the first period on a shot from the slot to put Dallas ahead 1-0.

Khaira scored unassisted 11 seconds later at 8:57 after intercepting a clearing attempt along the boards to tie it 1-1.

"We made some mistakes," Oilers coach Dave Tippett said. "In the second period we had the game going our way and we had a string of hope passes, six or seven, that turned some momentum their way. And in the third period, we'd gone the whole game without taking a penalty and that doesn't last through the third period, you knew that wasn't going to happen, and we got on our heels and couldn't get it back."

Video: OT Game Winner: Jamie Benn scores 6th career OT goal

 

They said it 

"For a fast, skilled team like that we're pretty happy with the result. We'd obviously like to keep those two (Draisaitl and McDavid) off the scoresheet as much as we can and they're tough players to contain, but for the most part, we're pretty happy with the way it came out." -- Stars forward Jason Dickinson  

"It's a good lesson. We move to the next one. But those are the ones you want to pick up when you're in the driver's seat going into the third. You have to find a way to win them and tonight we didn't have it. We'll be back and when we're in that situation again, we have to make the most of it." -- Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse

 

Need to know 

Dallas is 10-1-1 after starting the season 1-7-1. … Radek Faksa had an assist to extend his point streak to six games (three goals, four assists). … Draisaitl (43 points) and McDavid (40 points) are the third set of teammates in the past 30 years with 40 or more points through the first 22 games. Jason Spezza (41) and Daniel Alfredsson (40) of the Ottawa Senators (2005-06), and Mario Lemieux (64), Jaromir Jagr (47) and Ron Francis (41) of the Pittsburgh Penguins (1995-96) were the others. … Draisaitl has points in 20 of 22 games this season.

 

What's next 

Stars: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, SNP, NHL.TV) 

Oilers: At the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SNW, NHL.TV)

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