Stars beat Calgary 2-1 in their last game before break

Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza scored 80 seconds apart early in the second period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Monday night.

It was only the third win in 11 games this month for the Stars, who closed out a 3-6-2 stretch heading into the All-Star break after leading the Western Conference for much of the season.

The Stars have 67 points, three behind conference and Central Division-leading Chicago.

Benn's 28th goal of the season came 2:43 in the second, with a little backhanded flip just off the right post. Then Spezza had an open shot off the left post behind Karri Ramo after the goalie had skated up for another shot that was wide.

Ramo stopped 28 shots.

Antti Niemi, making his third straight start for Dallas, had 23 saves.

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