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Benn has goal and 2 assists to pace Stars to 4-1 win over Hurricanes

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    Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) celebrates his short-handed goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) scores against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (31), of Finland, makes the save as defenseman Jordie Benn (24) and Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Stars left wing Ray Whitney (13) tries to score as Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31), of Kazakhstan, makes the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)The Associated Press

Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves for the Stars, who also got goals from Tyler Seguin, Brenden Dillon and Cody Eakin. The victory put Dallas (28-21-10) in eighth place, the final playoff spot, in the Western Conference.

Seguin scored 3:18 into the game, and Dillon gave Dallas a 2-0 lead with a short-handed goal at 6:13. Benn, who played for Canada's gold medal-winning team, assisted on both and then scored an unassisted, short-handed goal at 18:35 of the second.

Eric Staal scored for Carolina at 2:42 of the third period. Cody Eakin had an empty-net goal in the final minute.