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Benn's overtime goal gives Stars 4-3 win over Hurricanes

Despite the loss, the Carolina Hurricanes clinch a playoff berth for the third consecutive season
Credit: AP
Carolina Hurricanes forward Max McCormick, right, is congratulated by forward Cedric Paquette (18) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, April 26, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Jamie Benn scored the overtime winner for the second straight game and assisted on Dallas’ three regulation goals as the Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. 

Joe Pavelski, Jason Dickinson and Denis Gurianov also scored for the Stars, who have earned points in 10 of their last 11 games (8-1-2). Jake Oettinger made 29 saves. 

Max McCormick, Jaccob Slavin and Jani Hakanpaa scored for the Hurricanes, who clinched a playoff berth with the point. James Reimer stopped 27 shots in his second appearance since April 1.