National Hockey League
Dallas 2, Detroit 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 24, 2021
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Jon McIsaac, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy, Julien Fournier
Attendance: N/A

Jamie Benn scored 32 seconds into overtime and the Dallas Stars downed the host Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday.

Benn made a steal at center ice, skated into the Wings' zone along the left side and flipped a shot over goaltender Jonathan Bernier's right shoulder. Benn's 10th goal of the season gave Dallas its sixth win in eight games against Detroit this season.

Bernier made a career-high 50 saves for the Red Wings (17-25-8, 42 points). Dennis Cholowski scored his first goal of the season.

Mark Pysyk scored in regulation for the Stars (20-15-12, 52 points), while Anton Khudobin made 16 saves.

The Stars, who are dueling Nashville and Chicago for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division, spent much of the game getting frustrated by Bernier. Benn had five shots on goal and a handful of his teammates had four apiece.

Dallas dominated the first period and had two power play opportunities, but Bernier made 21 saves and Detroit emerged with a 1-0 lead. Cholowski, who spent much of the season in the American Hockey League, wristed a shot from the left circle that snuck inside the crossbar at 16:17.

Evgeny Svechnikov and Richard Panik were credited with the assists.

The Stars' offensive siege continued throughout the second period, as they took the first 15 shots on goal. Jamie Oleksiak's backhander midway through the period hit the goalpost. Valtteri Filppula finally forced Khudobin to make a save 12 minutes into the period.

By the end of it, Dallas held a 41-6 shots advantage and still hadn't scored.

After the Stars killed off Detroit's first power play of the game, Dallas' Roope Hintz hit the goalpost.

Shortly thereafter, Dallas finally beat Bernier at 3:52 of the period. Bernier stopped an Oleksiak shot, and the rebound bounced off Jason Robertson's skate and off the goalpost. Pysyk won the scrum for the puck and scored his second goal this season.

His only other goal this season came against Carolina on Feb. 11.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Detroit
Jamie Benn 1 Points Dennis Cholowski 1
Jamie Benn 1 Goals Dennis Cholowski 1
Jamie Oleksiak 1 Assists Richard Panik 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .941 Save Percentage Jonathan Bernier .962
Anton Khudobin 16 Saves Jonathan Bernier 50
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 52 2 0-4 1-1 2 35
Detroit 17 1 0-1 4-4 8 22
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Columbus. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Stars have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .407 after a loss.