Chiasson, Benn lead Stars past Panthers in shootout

Posted Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn scored shootout goals to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 preseason victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday.

Dallas backup goalie Christopher Nilstrop stopped both Panthers attempts in the shootout. Chiasson and Benn both had beaten Florida’s Jacob Markstrom.

Dallas scored twice in the second period and Florida tied it with two goals in the third.

Florida tied it on goals by Drew Shore and Scottie Upshall 14 seconds apart with less than 4 minutes remaining in the third period, beating Nilstrop. Upshall’s goal was his third of the preseason. Cody Eakin and Benn had scored 30 seconds apart for the Stars at 17:00 and 17:30 of the second period. Dallas outshot the Panthers 30-24.


•  Jets: General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced Wednesday. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Cheveldayoff is in his third season with the Jets.

•  Panthers: The struggling Florida Panthers are on the verge of being sold to an investor, the New York Post reported. The Post cited a source as saying a deal is imminent and should be announced in the next few weeks. Various reports indicate there are two serious bidders for the franchise. There are no plans to move the franchise.

•  Islanders: Forward Cal Clutterbuck will miss “extended time” after he was cut by a skate during an exhibition game Tuesday night. Islanders coach Jack Capuano told Newsday that Clutterback was sent for further evaluation of the laceration, which occurred during a split-squad loss to Calgary when he collided with the Flames’ Paul Byron.

•  Rangers: The New York Rangers released veteran goalie Johan Hedberg from a professional tryout agreement. The 40-year-old Hedberg joined the Rangers in training camp on Sept. 10. He was battling backup Martin Biron for a roster spot behind starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

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