Despite dealing away many of their star players before last week's NHL trade deadline, the Dallas Stars are delivering a clear message to the rest of the Western Conference that they aren't packing it in just yet.
Jamie Benn scored the lone goal in the shootout and Kari Lehtonen stopped all three attempts as the Stars snapped the San Jose Sharks' seven-game winning streak with a 5-4, come-from-behind victory on Sunday.
''They can keep thinking that. The only thing that matters is what we believe in this dressing room,'' Benn said. ''It's not going to be pretty some nights. But the effort is going to be there, and the heart and character will be there also. I think you saw part of that.''
Alex Chiasson started the second rally back from a two-goal deficit when he scored his second goal of his third career game early in the third period. Loui Erickson tied it for the Stars, who have beaten division-leading Anaheim and the streaking Sharks the past two games.
Eric Nystrom also scor...