Detroit Red Wings badly outshot 51-17, only lose 2-1 to Dallas
DETROIT (AP) — Jamie Benn scored 32 seconds into overtime, lifting the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Dallas has more than three times as many shots as Detroit and had the puck for much of the game, but trailed after Dennis Cholowski scored late in the first period until Mark Pysyk made it 1-1 early in the third.
“We just stuck to our game plan and kept playing the right way and figured eventually it was going to pay off,” Benn said.
Benn took advantage of a turnover by Detroit in the extra period, carried the puck into the left circle and lifted a shot over Jonathan Bernier’s blocker.
“Benn made a great play,” Bernier said. “He was looking pass the whole way, but (Filip Hronek) took that away, so he had to shoot. I got my blocker on it, so I wasn’t sure it went in.”
Anton Khudobin stopped 16 shots for the Stars and Bernier had a career-high 50 saves.