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Stars captain Benn reaches 40 goals

Scores against Coyotes to reach mark for first time @NHLdotcom

Ja. Benn's 40th goal of season

ARI@DAL: Ja. Benn ties the game with his 40th goal

3/31/16: Jamie Benn steals the puck and fires a wrister from the circle into the twine to record his 40th goal of the season, tying the game

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Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn scored in the second period against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday to reach 40 goals for the first time in his NHL career.

Benn scored 10:43 into the period. He has four goals in his past three games.

Benn is second in the NHL, behind Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (44). Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks has 39.

Benn's previous single-season high was 35 last season, when he won the Art Ross Trophy (87 points).

Benn has 191 goals in 504 NHL games, all with Dallas.

He is the first Stars player to score 40 goals in a season since Mike Modano had 50 in 1993-94.

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