Benn scores 27th goal, Stars beat Oilers 3-2

Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (4) attempts to deflect the puck in front of Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
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DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn scored his 27th goal, and the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Thursday night to end a season-high four-game losing streak.

Benn has three goals and two assists in his last five games after going without a point for the first four games in 2016.

Dallas' Jason Spezza scored in the first period and assisted on Jyrki Jokipakka's goal in the second. Antti Niemi, who made 23 saves, allowed goals by Teddy Purcell on the power play in the second period and Nail Yakupov with 3:03 remaining in the game.

Cam Talbot had 32 saves for Edmonton, which had scored eight goals in splitting the first two games of their three-game trip, but managed only 25 shots on goal against Dallas.