55 F
Fort Worth
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sports Benn scores 2 goals, gets 3 as Stars beat Hurricanes 4-1

Benn scores 2 goals, gets 3 as Stars beat Hurricanes 4-1

Other News

The virus and sport: Women’s PGA Championship to be played Oct. 6-11

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The...

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn didn’t even need to put the puck in the net to complete his sixth career hat trick on Tuesday night.

Benn, who scored a goal in each of the first two periods, was awarded his third when the Dallas captain was pulled down while heading toward an empty net late in the Stars’ 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

More than the usual number of hats were tossed onto the ice after Benn’s third goal. Fans received Stars-logo camouflage baseball caps in a Military Appreciation Night promotion.

“However many military hats were thrown on the ice,” Benn said, “I’m sorry for the fans not taking those home. But it felt good.”

The players also had military-themed tape for the game.

“So I decided to use it,” Benn said. “I might have to keep it around a little longer.”

Benn scored the game’s first goal in the first period, added a power-play tally in the second and was credited with his third with 1:19 to play when he was hauled down by Andrei Svechnikov of the Hurricanes on the way to shooting at an open net.

The score was tied 1-all before Denis Gurianov and Benn scored 2:30 apart in the second on a recently potent Stars power play.

Dallas has at least one power-play goal in five straight games. During that time, the Stars have seven goals with the man advantage — two each by Benn and Gurianov.

Sebastian Aho scored for Carolina in the first period against Anton Khudobin, who made 24 saves for his third straight win.

Miro Heiskanen assisted on the first two Dallas goals.

The Stars are 4-1-1 in the last six games.

Carolina missed a chance to move into position for the second wild card from the Eastern Conference.

Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots, equaling his season high.

Carolina had the first shot on goal 26 seconds into the game but didn’t get another for more than 10 minutes.

In the meantime, Dallas put seven shots on Mrazek, including Benn’s first goal, which came on a 4-on-2 break. Stephen Johns passed from the right circle to Benn low in the left circle for a snap shot between Mrazek and the left post at 7:54.

The Hurricanes didn’t score on their only power play in the first period. But five seconds after it ended, Aho sent a wrist shot from the slot into the net at 17:38. That sent the teams into the first intermission tied at 1.

“I just tried to get the quick shot,” Aho said.

Gurianov gave the Stars another one-goal lead with a slap shot from the right circle at 12:36 of the second period.

“Miro did a good job of passing me the puck,” Gurianov said, “and I just shot it trying to hit the net. I’ve been working on that shot for a long time.”

The puck hit with such force that it broke Mrazek’s water bottle when it flew off the top of the net.

Benn added his second goal of the game on another power play at 15:06. Tyler Seguin passed from behind the net to Benn in the slot, and he lifted the puck into the upper left corner.

NOTES: Aho established a career high with his 31st goal this season. He has scored in six straight games, and over the last seven he has 11 points (seven goals, four assists). … The Hurricanes spotted all four opponents on their road trip at least a one-goal lead but won two of the four games. “I liked that we came back,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “I didn’t like a lot about the road trip.” … Stars D Jamie Oleksiak played in his 300th game. … Dallas C Joe Pavelski (upper-body injury) missed his first game this season. He scored three power-play goals in the previous four games. … Benn and Gurianov are tied with Alexander Radulov for the team lead with seven power-play goals apiece. … Benn’s fifth career hat trick came on March 2, 2019, and also included a goal in each period.


Hurricanes: Begin a two-game homestand Friday against New Jersey.

Stars: Travel to Canada for three games beginning Thursday at Toronto.

Latest News

‘We weren’t good at all’: Cowboys lose Dalton in rout at DC

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports WriterLANDOVER, Md. (AP) — When a sliding Andy Dalton got a concussion from a shoulder-to-head blow that...

Ehlinger helps Texas beat Baylor 27-16 to end skid

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports WriterAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger passed for an early touchdown, then ran for two more in...

Burton snatches win and keeps Gragson out of championship

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harrison Burton stormed past Noah Gragson in the final turn Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to win...

Oklahoma has first win streak after cruising past TCU 33-14

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports WriterFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Spencer Rattler didn't throw an interception for the first time since the...

Conflict raging over ‘The Eyes of Texas’ school song

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Losing football games is one thing at the University...