Benn snaps goal drought, scores twice in 4-2 win over Flames

Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, right, from Finland, looks back at a goal by Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Jamie Benn snapped a nine-game scoring drought with two goals, including the game-winner, as the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Thursday night.

When an offensive zone penalty by Alex Chiasson put the Stars on the power play early in the third period, it took less than a minute for Dallas to take advantage against the Flames' 29th-ranked penalty kill.

A quick passing sequence down low was capped off neatly by Benn, who fired a feed from Tyler Seguin past Brian Elliott at 7:20 while alone in the slot to give his team a 3-2 lead.

After a career-best 41 goals last season, Benn had just two goals in his first 13 games and the slow start for him and Seguin, as well as the team, led to coach Lindy Ruff putting the two on separate lines against the Flames.