DALLAS (AP) Jamie Bennscored a goal and added an assist, and the Dallas Stars' struggling power play connected twice in a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Jaromir JagrandMichael Ryderalso scored for Dallas, and Cristopher Nilstorp was outstanding in making 31 saves for his first NHL win.

The Stars, 1-3 in their previous four games, snapped an 0-for-16, power-play skid and scored on consecutive opportunities to take a 2-0 lead early in the third period.

Patrick Marleaunotched the only goal for San Jose, his 12th of the season, but the Sharks fell to 1-6-2 in their last nine.Antti Niemimade 25 saves.

WithKari Lehtonenmissing his third straight game because of a groin injury, Nilstorp stepped up to earn the victory.

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