ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It took until the fourth round of the shootout, but Jamie Benn scored past Niklas Backstrom to end the season on a high note for the Stars.
That was fitting for Benn, who has had a great rookie season. He finishes with 23 goals and 42 points. He showed he could play on the wing and at center during the season. It's clear he has great hockey instincts and is a smart player. No doubt, the future certainly looks bright for Benn.
Mike Modano had a shot in the shootout, but couldn't get it past Backstrom. He looked a little tired tonight, which is understandable. Still, some nice moments in the game for Modano.