Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists, Radek Faksa scored twice and the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars enjoyed their best offensive output in 14 years in a 10-4 rout over the Bufalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Joe Pavelski, Joel Kiviranta, rookie Wyatt Johnston, Evgenii Dadonov and Mason Marchment also scored in a game the Stars had 16 players earn at least a point. Jake Oettinger stopped 25 shots and Dallas improved to 5-1-1 in its past six and 4-0-1 in its past five road games.

The 10 goals are tied for second-most in a game in franchise history, and most since a 10-2 win over the New York Rangers on Feb. 2, 2009. The 10 goals also match a franchise record for most in a road game set two previous times when the Stars were based in Minnesota.

Stars forward Tyler Seguin did not return after he appeared to be cut along the left leg after getting tangled up with Jordan Greenway along the boards and fell to the ice 11 minutes into the first period. The Stars announced he would not return due to a lower-body injury.

HURRICANES 1, FLYERS 0: Pyotr Kochetkov returned from the minor leagues and made 19 saves as the Carolina blanked Philadelphia in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Andrei Svechnikov scored an early power-play goal and that was enough for the Hurricanes, who’ve won four games in a row and nine of their last 11. Carolina has back-to-back home shutouts and hasn’t allowed a goal in three of its last four games at home.


Kochetkov was recalled from Chicago of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis for his first NHL action since Jan. 15 after goalie Antti Raanta suffered an injury Tuesday night at Montreal.

ISLANDERS 4, PENGUINS 3: Brock Nelson scored on a breakaway in overtime and visiting New York rallied to defeat Pittsburgh.

Nelson beat Tristan Jarry to the blocker side at 2:13 of the extra period as the Islanders – who trailed 3-1 late in the third – swept the season series against the Penguins for the first time in franchise history. New York also solidified its first winning record on the road at Pittsburgh since the 2014-15 season.

DEVILS 3, CAPITALS 2: Erik Haula and Dawson Mercer scored 37 seconds apart, trade deadline pickup Timo Meier had the shootout winner and New Jersey won in Washington to keep pace in the Metropolitan Division playoff race.


WILD: All-Star left wing Kirill Kaprizov is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a lower-body injury, the Wild announced on Thursday.


Kaprizov was hurt in the game on Wednesday at Winnipeg, when 6-foot-7 Jets defenseman Logan Stanley collided with him as he protected the puck and Stanley delivered a check.

In his third year with the Wild, Kaprizov has played in 214 of a possible 216 games including the playoffs, but this injury will likely cost him most of the remainder of the regular season.

Kaprizov leads the Wild with 39 goals, which was tied for sixth in the league as of Thursday.

The Wild have 17 games left. Their win at Winnipeg moved them into a first-place tie with Dallas for the Central Division lead, with the Stars having played one fewer game.

The Wild are just 26th in the NHL with an average of 2.75 goals per game, and with a team-leading 74 points Kaprizov has had a hand in more than 41% of their goals.

The Wild, who are 9-0-2 in their last 11 games, recalled forward Sammy Walker from their AHL affiliate in Iowa.


TRADE: The Detroit Red Wings traded defenseman Steven Kampfer to the Arizona Coyotes for future considerations.

The 34-year-old Kampfer will report to Tucson of the AHL.

Kampfer has not played in the NHL since appearing in 20 games for the Bruins in 2020-21.

He played 44 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL, scoring four goals with 18 assists.

Kampfer has 15 goals and 24 assists in 231 career NHL games with Boston, Minnesota, Florida and the Rangers. He was originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL draft.

SHARKS: San Jose Coach David Quinn was fined $25,000 for a profanity laced tirade against a referee that led to a game misconduct.


The NHL announced the penalty on Wednesday for “conduct demeaning the officials” by Quinn during last Saturday’s 8-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Quinn started yelling at referee Gord Dwyer following a clipping penalty called on San Jose forward Kevin Labanc in the third period. Quinn was given a game misconduct and continued yelling and cursing at Dwyer before finally leaving the bench.

Quinn said after the game that he was “embarrassed” by his actions.

“You shouldn’t act like that as a coach and I want to apologize to our team,” Quinn said after the game. “It’s not how I certainly want to act and it’s an emotional game. These refs work hard, they do a good job and it’s something that should never happen. So I’m embarrassed by that.”

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