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Jamie Benn scores 3 times as Dallas Stars beat Nashville Predators 4-1

  • Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) and Nashville Predators' Taylor Beck (41) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April, 11, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) and Nashville Predators' Taylor Beck (41) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April, 11, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' Mike Santorelli (10) and Dallas Stars' Jason Demers (4) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April, 11, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Nashville Predators' Mike Santorelli (10) and Dallas Stars' Jason Demers (4) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April, 11, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' James Neal (18) skates the puck between Dallas Stars' Patrick Eaves (18) and John Klingberg (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April, 11, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Nashville Predators' James Neal (18) skates the puck between Dallas Stars' Patrick Eaves (18) and John Klingberg (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April, 11, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)  (The Associated Press)

Jamie Benn had three goals and an assist, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Saturday night.

Benn had 13 points in the final five games to edge Islanders star John Tavares by one point for the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL scoring leader. Benn finished the season with 35 goals and 52 assists.

Benn scored at 7:35 and 13:33 of the first period. He also shot into an empty net with 2:05 to play and assisted on Cody Eakin's goal with 9 seconds left.

Rookie Filip Forsberg scored for the Predators at 11:33 of the first period. Nashville will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs.