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National Hockey League Game Capsules(Friday, October 24)
Final Score: Dallas 3, New Jersey 2 (SO)
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamie Benn scored in a fifth consecutive game and added a goal in the shootout as the Dallas Stars edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night. Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots and Patrick Eaves had the other goal in regulation for the Stars, who improved to 4-0-1 in their last five games. Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas lit the lamp for New Jersey, which lost an 18th straight shootout, extending its NHL record. The Devils remain winless at home and have dropped four in a row after opening the season with three straight wins. Cory Schneider finished with 35 saves, but failed to stop Jason Spezza or Benn in the tiebreaker.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 2
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Drouin scored his first career goal and added one assist, while Ben Bishop stopped 40 shots, as Tampa Bay claimed a 4-2 victory over Winnipeg at MTS Centre. Ondrej Palat notched a score and a helper, while Steven Stamkos and Vladislav Namestnikov also tallied for the Lightning, who improved to 3-1-0 on a five-game road trip that ends in Minnesota on Saturday. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each scored once for the Jets, who stumbled to their fifth loss in six games. Tobias Enstrom picked up two assists but Ondrej Pavelec surrendered all four goals on just 18 shots through two periods in defeat.
10/24 23:14:39 ET