Benn scores twice to help Stars top Hurricanes 5-2


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Benn scored twice, including a shorthanded goal, to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Michael Ryder added a goal and an assist, and Erik Nystrom and Stephane Robidas also scored for Dallas, which is off to a 10-3-0 start. Loui Eriksson had three assists for the Stars, two of them on Benn's goals.

Chad LaRose and Tuomo Ruutu scored power-play goals for Carolina, which dropped its second straight in the only meeting between these teams this season.

Kari Lehtonen had 30 saves for Dallas to improve to 10-1-0.

Carolina starter Cam Ward stopped 10 of 14 shots before being pulled for Brian Boucher at 3:48 of the second with the Stars up 4-1.

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