Niemi gets 2nd shutout and Stars beat Sabres 3-0

Antti Niemi got his second shutout this season, Jamie Benn scored two third-period goals and the Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

Niemi made 22 saves to shut down a Sabres team that has only scored four goals in their last four games.

Benn's first goal was at 7:11 on the power play after the Stars failed to score on their first four power plays. He scored again at 9:04, and Tyler Seguin assisted on both goals.

Antoine Roussel celebrated his 26th birthday by giving Dallas a 1-0 lead 6:22 into the first. All four of his goals this season have come at home.

The Stars have won eight of their last nine games and lead the league with 34 points.

Buffalo's Chad Johnson made 29 saves, including 15 in the third period. The Sabres are 3-2-2 in their last seven games, with both regulation losses to Dallas.

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