Jamie Benn LW DAL Nov 16 '78

Center Jamie Benn returned to his old form Monday night with his first two goals of the season and an assist in the Dallas Stars' 3-2 victory over the Avalanche in Colorado.

Benn, who missed the first few games of the season because of a contract holdout, scored an unassisted goal at 2:21 of the first period, assisted on Brenden Morrow's first goal of the season later in the period and delivered the game winner at 15:29 of the second period. Look for Benn to step it up big-time from here on in. Only 23, he's a first-rate player.