CALGARY, Alberta -- Loui Eriksson and Jamie Benn gave the Dallas Stars another full two points in their push to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Eriksson had a short-handed goal and added an assist in regulation, then scored in a shootout in Dallas' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
"We haven't been in the playoffs for a couple years," Eriksson said. "Definitely, we need to step up here. We've been playing really well lately. It's so tight in the conference. Every game is huge for us. We need to win every one here, so we have to keep going."
Benn scored on Dallas' first attempt in the shootout, and Eriksson connected on the second. The Stars have climbed to seventh in the Western Conference, going 6-0-1 in their last seven games.
"We're just playing simple hockey and coming together as a group to win these games and that's what we need right now," Benn said. "Definitely, coming down the stretch, we need as many points as we can get and we're getting them."