Benn’s OT goal gives Stars win
Published 11:51 pm Thursday, October 29, 2015
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn scored midway through overtime and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night.
Patrick Sharp twice tied the game with goals for Dallas. The Stars have won two in a row by overcoming multiple-goal deficits.
Sharp’s second score tied it with 4:35 left in the third period, erasing what had been a 3-1 Canucks lead. Jason Demers had scored about 5 minutes earlier.
Alexandre Burrows, Alexander Edler and Radim Vrbata scored for the Canucks.
Vancouver was held without a shot on goal for nearly 12 minutes to start the game.
Benn scored after skating out of the corner with the puck, shooting from just inside the right faceoff dot 2:28 into overtime.
The Canucks scored first on Burrows’ penalty shot, the first awarded in the NHL this season.
Sharp tied it with 4:05 left in the first, but Edler scored early in the second and Vrbata got his goal 10 seconds into the third to build a 3-1 lead.
Dallas’ Antti Niemi made 29 saves. Vancouver’s Ryan Miller had 25.
Benn, the NHL scoring leader with 17 points, assisted on Sharp’s second goal. The Canucks’ Daniel Sedin had two assists.
The Stars had a 10-0 advantage in shots until Burrows skated in on Niemi and shot into the goalie’s pads. Dallas’ Alex Goligoski slashed Burrows on that look, leading to the penalty shot.