Dal 2 1 2 5
SJ 0 1 0 1
Date of game: 4/6/2015

Recap: San Jose vs. Dallas

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamie Benn scored a pair of goals and assisted on a another to help the Dallas Stars to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

Both teams, fighting for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference, were eliminated earlier in the night with Winnipeg's win against Minnesota.

Colton Sceviour, Patrick Eaves and Ryan Garbutt also scored for the Stars, who received 23 saves from Jhonas Enroth.

"The one thing I like is that this team has no quit," Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff said. "We came out really sharp and got the goal right off the bat tonight."

Joe Thornton supplied San Jose's lone goal, while Alex Stalock stopped 20 shots in the setback.

"We weren't good enough at home and that's probably what ended up costing us," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said.

Sceviour opened the scoring 28 seconds into the game. San Jose had trouble clearing the puck out of its defensive zone, and Sceviour beat Stalock right out in front of the crease with a wrister.

Barclay Goodrow went to the penalty box for elbowing late in the first, then Eaves made the Sharks pay 22 seconds into the power play for a 2-0 lead.

Benn made it 3-0 on the power play 7:53 into the second, beating Stalock with a wrist shot. Thornton got the goal back, however, late on a power play with a slap shot off a feed from Chris Tierney.

Benn sealed the win 15:08 into the third by deflecting Tyler Seguin's shot by Stalock, then Garbutt added his eighth of the season with two minutes left in regulation.

Game Notes

Both teams have two games remaining to close out the season ... Seguin had two assists in the win ... Benn has 32 goals this season, two off his career high set last season.

The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.