Benn’s Goal Gives Streaking Stars 1-0 Win Vs. Wild

141266026 Benns Goal Gives Streaking Stars 1 0 Win Vs. Wild

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Mark Fistric #28 of the Dallas Stars controls the puck against Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period on March 13, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jamie Benn’s goal early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen’s second consecutive shutout gave the Dallas Stars their sixth straight victory, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

Benn scored for the third time in four games to give him 21 this season. He snagged a rink-wide pass from Brendan Morrow that glanced off Wild left wing Stephane Veilleux’s stick and straight to Benn for the tip-in with 16:14 remaining.

The Stars haven’t needed that long to score lately. The Western Conference’s hottest team is 10-0-1 in its last 11 games, with seven victories in regulation. The Stars have taken over the Pacific Division race, and have a four-point lead with 12 games to play.

Lehtonen made 25 saves. He hasn’t lost a road start in regulation since Feb. 14 at Detroit.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. I have seen all 57 states says:

    This is starting to be some real fun. The boys are playing with great confidence, and if they keep getting play from the goalie position, look out! GO STARS!

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