Chiasson, Benn lead Stars to shootout victory

Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn each scored in the shootout as Dallas edged Florida at American Airlines Center.

Cody Eakin and Jamie Benn scored 30 seconds apart late in the second period to give the Stars a 2-0 lead. Kari Lehtonen started in goal and stopped all 10 shots he faced.

"I think the biggest part is that we want to keep getting better each and every game for these exhibition games that we have," Benn said. "We definitely cleaned it up a bit this game; we played pretty well. We scored a power-play goal, probably gave up a lead that we shouldn't have, but we won in the shootout, which is the biggest thing."

The Panthers rallied in the third period on late goals 14 seconds apart by Drew Shore and Scottie Upshall. Jacob Markstrom went the distance for Florida and made 28 saves.

"We battled back and I think that's especially important this early in the year," Shore said. "It shows a lot of character in that room."

Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 12 of 14 shots for the Stars.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
17:00DAL Cody Eakin (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ray Whitney (1), Sergei Gonchar (1) 1 - 0 DAL
17:30DAL PPG - Jamie Benn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Seguin (1), Alex Chiasson (1) 2 - 0 DAL
3rd Period
16:01FLA Drew Shore (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brian Campbell (1), Scott Gomez (1) 2 - 1 DAL
16:15FLA Scottie Upshall (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jesse Winchester (1), Erik Gudbranson (1) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
1DALAlex Chiasson - Goal
2FLABrad Boyes - Save
3DALJamie Benn - Goal
4FLAAleksander Barkov - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDDallas StarsFlorida Panthers
1Alex ChiassonBrad Boyes
2Jamie BennAleksander Barkov
Three Stars of the Game
Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 21:17
Alex Chiasson
Alex Chiasson
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:57
Cody Eakin
Cody Eakin
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:04
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:21FLA Steven Pinizzotto  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brenden Dillon
12:00DAL Scott Glennie  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Brad Boyes
17:01DAL Jordie Benn  Interference  - 2 min against  Brad Boyes
2nd Period
05:26FLA Alex Petrovic  Holding  - 2 min against  Ryan Garbutt
08:33FLA Dmitry Kulikov  Hooking  - 2 min against  Brenden Dillon
17:12FLA Drew Shore  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ryan Garbutt
3rd Period
05:34DAL Sergei Gonchar  Hooking  - 2 min against  Quinton Howden
10:39DAL Jamie Oleksiak  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Garrett Wilson
10:39FLA Garrett Wilson  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jamie Oleksiak
10:39DAL Jamie Oleksiak  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Garrett Wilson
10:39FLA Garrett Wilson  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Jamie Oleksiak
13:22DAL Brenden Dillon  Holding  - 2 min against  Scott Gomez
13:22FLA Scott Gomez  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brenden Dillon
17:16FLA Quinton Howden  Hooking  - 2 min against  Valeri Nichushkin
OT Period
02:11FLA Vincent Trocheck  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ray Whitney
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/31/6
Faceoff Wins3531
Blocked Shots1512
Penalty Minutes2115
7D. KulikovD00-15219:41
10J. CrabbR0001012:24
13S. PinizzottoR00-10210:35
15D. ShoreC1021215:38
16A. BarkovC0001019:41
17J. WinchesterC0122014:16
19S. UpshallR1013015:26
22B. BoyesR0001020:20
23S. GomezC0101210:50
28G. WilsonL0002712:48
42Q. HowdenC0002213:03
43M. WeaverD0000023:49
44E. GudbransonD0112023:50
51B. CampbellD0122025:50
62M. CarusoD0000018:06
67V. TrocheckC00-10214:15
72A. PetrovicD0000219:03
82T. KopeckyR0001017:52
25J. Markstrom2830.93365:00
35M. Houser00.0000:00
3S. RobidasD0000022:44
4B. DillonD00-12221:17
5J. OleksiakD0001714:48
6T. DaleyD0000019:58
12A. ChiassonR0102017:57
13R. WhitneyL0112016:12
14J. BennL10-16021:17
15S. GlennieR00-11212:54
16R. GarbuttC00-10016:54
20C. EakinC1005021:04
22C. SceviourC000307:34
24J. BennD00-10217:54
38V. FiddlerC0002014:08
43V. NichushkinR00-13016:59
52L. GazdicL000006:01
55S. GoncharD0102223:43
72E. ColeL0000019:52
91T. SeguinC0101020:47
32K. Lehtonen10101.00031:15
41C. Nilstorp1214.85733:42