Benn scored a power-play goal and added three hits in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Blues in Game 1. Benn has two goals and five helpers in seven postseason contests. He's also managed 17 hits and 23 shots on goal in that span. Benn is expected to carry the offense for the Stars, and so far, his line with Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov has done well to meet that objective.
Benn had three assists in a 5-3 Game 5 win over Nashville on Saturday afternoon. Benn is coming off his worst offensive full season since his sophomore year (2010-11). But that is all behind him right now. Benn has six points, including five assists, and has been dominant in five games against Nashville. In fact, his head coach Jim Montgomery has called the Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov line the Legion of Doom. That's heady praise for the trio and Montgomery would know -- he was a teammate of the original Legion of Doom in Philly. That's Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg. Wow. Benn has really elevated his game this postseason and will lead the Stars to whatever height they climb. They head back to Dallas for Game 6 with a chance to move on.
Benn chipped in an assist, five shots and two hits in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Predators in Game 3. Benn has registered a goal and three assists in his last four games. In the three games in the series, he has 10 shots and seven hits. With only 53 points in 78 regular-season games, it was a rough campaign for Benn, who was also limited to 11 power-play points, but he's turned it around in the postseason.
Benn recorded an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Predators in Game 1. Benn had a down year with 53 points in 78 regular season games. With the assist Wednesday, Benn has 21 points in 20 career playoffs games, as the winger seems to elevate his game in the spring. Benn will likely be a valuable option for fantasy owners given his track record in the postseason.
Benn (rest) will play in Saturday's game versus the Wild, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. Benn sat out of Friday's game versus the Blackhawks for rest purposes, but he'll be re-inserted into the lineup for the season finale. This game has seeding implications for the Stars, but the Wild have been eliminated from the playoffs already. Benn's game has regressed this season, as his 52 points would be his lowest total since the 2010-11 campaign.
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