DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn was hardly willing to concede that Dallas is out of playoff contention, even after the Stars made a trade earlier in the day that seemed to indicate they were looking to the future.
Benn scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and Dallas beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night.
Jordie Benn sent the puck from the neutral zone to the boards behind the Arizona goal. His brother, Jamie, took the puck to the left of the net and scored on a wraparound before Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue could move across to the right.
The goal was one of four straight for Dallas in the last 22 minutes after Arizona took a 2-1 lead.
“I thought it was a heck of a play,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. “It’s a play that we’ve seen the Sedins (Vancouver’s Henrik and Daniel) use before, where you dump it off the end wall and get a step.
“It looked like a play that…