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Stars Stymie Knights 4-0

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Stars beat Knights | Image by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

The Stars traveled to Las Vegas on Monday, where everything came up aces, with Dallas blanking the Golden Knights 4-0 at the T-Mobile Arena.

Stars captain Jamie Benn scored from the slot to give the Stars a 1-0 lead 5:45 into the game.

Benn played game number 993 in a Stars’ sweater, passing Neal Broten to move into second place behind Mike Modano for the most games ever played for Dallas. (See top 10 in BY THE NUMBERS below.)

Tyler Seguin, Ryan Suter, and Joel Kiviranta scored for Dallas in the victory. Seguin’s three-game scoring streak was extended by his empty-net goal at the end of the third period. Ty Dellandrea chipped in two assists.

WHAT TO KNOW

Stars’ skipper Peter DeBoer coached the Golden Knights for two and a half years before being fired last season. He was behind the Las Vegas bench the last time the Golden Knights were shut out (4-0 to Edmonton) in April.

Dallas recorded its first shutout since beating the Ducks 2-0 in Anaheim on January 4.

Stars goalie Jake Oettinger defended each of the Las Vegas shots on goal in the win, picking up his first shutout since the win over the Ducks and third this season, tied for second-best in the NHL. Oettinger pushes his record at 20-6-4 on the year.

BY THE NUMBERS

Dallas is tied with Winnipeg for first place in the Central. Both teams boast 59 points, which is also the highest number of points in the Western Conference (the Eastern Conference’s Boston Bruins lead the NHL with 72 points).

All-Time Stars Games Played

  1. Mike Modano 1,459
  2. Jamie Benn 993
  3. Neal Broten 992
  4. Jere Lehtinen 875
  5. Sergei Zubov 839
  6. Brenden Morrow 835
  7. Derian Hatcher 827
  8. Curt Giles 760
  9. Trevor Daley 751
  10. Brian Bellows 753

WHAT THEY SAID

“I loved my time here,” DeBoer told the Las Vegas Journal Review (LVJR). “Kept my house here. Probably would consider retiring here we liked it so much. Just loved everything about it. It’s nice to be back.

“I thought we played a lot of really good hockey in the short time I was here. Got a lot of respect for players and some of the staff over there.”

“I’ve enjoyed the culture (in Dallas) and the fit in the organization,” DeBoer told the LVJR. “They’ve got a great culture, a great room. It’s an enjoyable place to come to work every day. I feel like I seamlessly fit into that.”

NEXT UP

Dallas heads to San Jose on Wednesday to play the Sharks starting at 8 p.m. CT. The two teams last met on New Year’s Eve, ending in a 5-2 Stars win.

San Jose (13-23-9) is 2-5-3 in their last 10 games, and Dallas is 6-3-1 over the same span.

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