Benn scores twice, Stars rally past Lightning for 4-3 win

Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Alex Goligoski (33) and Tyler Seguin (91), in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) and Nikita Kucherov (86) during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Dallas, on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Dallas. Dallas defeated Tampa Bay 4-3. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
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DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn scored two goals to give him a career-best 36 this season, and the Dallas Stars took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference by rallying for a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Benn's winning goal 11:50 into the third period came about 2 minutes after Stephen Johns' first NHL goal as the Stars dropped the Lightning to 31-2-0 when leading after two periods.

Dallas (93 points) is two points ahead of St. Louis atop the West. Both teams have 10 games remaining.

Steven Stamkos had two goals for the Lightning (85 points), who stayed in third in the Atlantic Division and fell four points behind division-leading Florida, a 4-1 winner at Toronto.