Benn scores in OT as Stars beat Oilers 5-4

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Benn scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Saturday for their third consecutive win.

Benn converted a backhand to close out Dallas’ 3-0-1 trip to Canada. It was Benn’s first goal since Oct. 10 and No. 2 on the season.

Jason Dickinson, Miro Heiskanen, Blake Comeau and Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars (11-8-2), who have won 10 of 12 overall.


Jujhar Khaira collected two goals for the Oilers (13-6-3), who have lost two of three. Leon Draisaitl and Ethan Bear also scored.

Edmonton carried a 4-2 lead into the third period, but was unable to hold on.

Comeau whacked a bouncing puck into the net for his second of the season at 5:21. Seguin tied it at 4 with a one-timer with 1:49 left in regulation for his 600th career point.

Edmonton’s Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves. Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop was pulled after allowing three goals on 15 shots, replaced by Anton Khubodin.

Dallas opened the scoring 8:57 into the opening period after Edmonton failed to clear the zone. Dickinson ended up with the puck in the slot, and he beat Koskinen on the glove side.

The Oilers responded 11 seconds later. Khaira won a puck battle on the boards and muscled it past Bishop.

Edmonton jumped in front with 34 seconds left in the first. Connor McDavid blazed in on the net, and Draisaitl knocked in a rebound for his 16th goal.

Draisaitl extended his point streak to 12 games, and McDavid ran his to seven games.

After Heiskanen tied it again 48 seconds into the second, McDavid responded with another nice play. The captain dropped a pass back to Khaira, who scored his second of the game and third goal of the season at 3:34.

McDavid then got his third assist when he set up Bear for a power-play goal with 1:19 left in the second.

NOTES: Oilers forward Alex Chiasson missed the game with an illness.


Stars: Open a four-game homestand Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.

Oilers: Begin a five-game trip Tuesday night at San Jose.