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Benn's Overtime Goal Gives Stars 4-3 Win Over Hurricanes

Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a game-winning overtime goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at the American Airlines Center on April 26, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.
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Jamie Benn scored the overtime winner for the second straight game and assisted on Dallas' three regulation goals as the Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday night.

Benn scored on a pass from Jason Robertson at 2:44 of overtime. He scored 32 seconds into overtime Saturday to beat Detroit 2-1.

Joe Pavelski, Jason Dickinson and Denis Gurianov also scored for the Stars, who have earned points in 10 of their last 11 games (8-1-2). Jake Oettinger made 29 saves.

Max McCormick, Jaccob Slavin and Jani Hakanpaa scored for the Hurricanes, who clinched a playoff berth with the point. James Reimer stopped 27 shots in his second appearance since April 1.

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Pavelski scored his NHL-high 12th power-play goal at 1:19, banking in a shot off Hakanpaa after Hakanpaa and Dallas' Jason Robertson collided and Robertson landed on Reimer.

Dickinson scored his first goal since March 18 when a shot from the left point by Esa Lindell caromed off his right boot past Reimer.

McCormick batted in the puck in midair following a backhand pass from behind the net from Morgan Geekie at 13:24 of the second period for his first of the season. Slavin followed 3:04 later with a wrist shot while defended by Dallas forward Andrew Cogliano, who was playing without a stick.

Gurianov fired a one-timer from the right circle 36 seconds after Slavin's goal as Dallas regained the lead.

Hakanpaa's slap shot from the high slot deflected off Dickinson's skate to tie the score 3-3 at 15:46 of the third period.

NOTES: Robertson, with two assists, has an eight-game point streak to match a Dallas rookie record. . Hurricanes defensemen Dougie Hamilton played in his 600th career NHL game. . Geekie had two assists. . With Carolina forward Jesper Fast missing his second straight game with a lower body injury, Carolina dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen.

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