Dallas Stars' Patrick Eaves, right, celebrates with teammate Jamie Benn after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, April 6, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose Sharks, Karl Stollery is behind. (
George Nikitin
April 07, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Jamie Benn scored twice, Colton Sceviour scored in the first 30 seconds, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on a Monday night when both teams were eliminated from the playoff picture.

Patrick Eaves and Ryan Garbutt also scored for the Stars, who have won seven of their last eight road games and seven of 10 overall.

Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, 5-9-2 in their past 13 home games. They failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 23 of 24 shots to improve to 3-0 in four career appearances against the Sharks. Alex Stalock made 20 saves.

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