On Saturday afternoon at American Airlines Center, the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 in a game that was actually much closer than the final score indicated. The Stars had a 2-0 lead in the opening frame before the Flames pulled one back before the first intermission.
And the Flames were dictating the pace of the game until Stars All-Star center Jamie Benn scored his second of the game with just over three minutes left, it gave Dallas a 3-1 lead and the game was over.
But the Stars needed that win on Saturday just to salvage a .500 record from their now concluded four-game homestand. Besides beating the Flames, who are having a very hard time putting the biscuit in the basket over their last five games, Dallas also beat the Coyotes on Tuesday in a shootout, a game where top goaltender Kari Lehtonen stood on his head long enough for the Stars to prevail although Dave Tippett's Phoenix club did leave Big D with a point after losing in overtime.
Then there were the two los...