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SAN JOSE [url=]Josh Morrissey Jersey[/url] , Calif. (AP)  Jamie Benn stole the puck fr om Tomas Hertl and scored the go-ahead goal with 3:06 left before tacking on an empty-netter for the hat trick in the Dallas Stars 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.It was just a read, Benn said. Ill take it.So will the Stars, who ended a seven-game road losing streak.We played our best third period in a long time, coach Ken Hitchcock said.Mike McKenna, who replaced an injured Kari Lehtonen, got the victory after stopping all 17 shots he faced. McKenna last played in the NHL for the Arizona Coyotes on Feb. 16, 2015.Its fulfilling getting a win, McKenna said. It was fun to be part of this win. Its not anything I havent seen before. Sometimes you lean on your experience.Dallas Gemel Smith tied it at 2 with 5:17 left. Devon Shore won a battle along the boards and rushed the net, tapping it to Smith at the last second.Logan Couture set a career high with his 33rd goal and Timo Meier scored No. 20 for the Sharks, who lost their fourth straight.Youre concerned any time you lose a lead, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. Again [url=][/url] , we played good enough tonight to score four goals and we should have won. We didnt, and we didnt handle that as well as we could have in the third. For me, the big mistake was not putting them away when we had the chance, not the third period.Lehtonen left with an upper-body injury with 4:06 remaining in the first period. He took a puck to the facemask. Hitchcock said he should be OK for Fridays game in Los Angeles. Lehtonen saved 12 of 14 shots.Couture put the Sharks ahead 1-0 when he got a pass fr om Brent Burns and fired it into the net from long range midway through the first period.Meier added to the lead six minutes later after chasing down a puck that had bounced off Lehtonens pads. He fired from the right side, finding a hole under Lehtonens glove.You dont want to be on your heels, Meier said. We were on our heels and you cant do that late in the season. A thing like that cant happen again.Benn made it 2-1 late in the second period, redirecting a centering pass from John Klingberg off Martin Jones shoulder pad and into the net.After the second period we regrouped and refocused, Benn said. We found a way to put together 20 good minutes and found a way to win.NOTES: Benn has points in 10 of his last 13 games. Stars C Tyler Seguin has points in each of his past four games and six of seven overall. Sharks F Evander Kane missed the game with an apparent arm injury suffered at Las Vegas on Saturday night. Sharks C Dylan Gambrell made his NHL debut. The Sharks signed Sasha Chmelevski to a contract and assigned him to the AHL Barracudas.UP NEXTStars: Play at the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.Sharks: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. ST. LOUIS The reunion went well for Ryan OReilly.The St. Louis Blues center scored a goal in the teams 4-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday night, his first game against the Sabres since a trade brought OReilly to St. Louis in the offseason.Its a big game for us in general, coming off the break and trying to get back into the hunt here, OReilly told Its a big game, especially against a team like that [url=]Womens Mark Scheifele Jersey[/url] , being traded from. It always means a bit more. It feels really good to win that one.Article continues below ...The Blues who host the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday have a lot of work to do to get back into the playoff hunt, but at least it seems they are finally finding some consistency. The win over the Sabres was the teams fifth in its last seven games.Still, the Blues (15-16-4, 34 points) are seven points out of a playoff spot.But the Blues have a chance to take advantage of home ice. Thursdays win was the first of a five-game home stand.Blues goalie Jake Allen continued his strong play with 30 saves against the Sabres. Forward Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist, while forward Pat Maroon and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester also scored.The Blues know that this stretch may define whether they can make run at the playoffs or not.I think were at the point wh ere weve probably played four or five good games out of the past six or seven, Allen told So, weve built a little bit of something, but we still have a long way to go. Were still a below .500 team right now. Were trending in the right direction, I think we cant take our foot off the gas at all. Theres really no time left now. If we can keep this going, we should be able to get back in shooting distance anyway.The Blues will try to keep it going against the Penguins Saturday night. It is the first meeting between the two clubs this season after they split two games last season.The Penguins are coming off a 5-2 win over Detroit on Thursday. Pittsburgh has won four straight games.On Thursday, the Penguins also signed left winger Jake Guentzel to a five-year, $30 million contract extension.Its exciting. Its wh ere I want to be [url=]Mathieu Perreault Jersey[/url] , Guentzel told It was my first time through it, but when it came about, I was pretty excited and glad to get it done and move forward. Whenever you can get it done and just focus on playing now, its always nice.Guentzel, playing on a line with center Sidney Crosby, has 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 36 games this season and his 23 postseason goals are tied for seventh-most in franchise history.He certainly is deserving, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan told Hes played extremely well for this organization in his time here. Hes been part of one of the Stanley Cups that weve won. Hes had great playoff runs each year. And hes been a consistent player for us. Were certainly thrilled for him, but were thrilled for the Penguins as well. We just think its a great deal for both sides.
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