The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner has reached the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career, and, true to his game, he straight up outmuscled a bunch of Arizona Coyotes en route to the milestone.
With four games remaining on the schedule, Benn has now scored five more goals than his career high set last season, and is on pace to top the 87 total points recorded a year ago.
Only Alex Ovechkin (44) has scored more goals to date this season.
SUNRISE, Fla. - Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice to move the Florida Panthers back into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Jaromir Jagr had a pair of assists and Al Montoya made 23...
With a pair of assists in Thursday's win over New Jersey, the Florida Panthers winger recorded points 60 and 61 of the season, marking the 18th time he has reached that plateau since entering the NHL back in 1990.
It's also the second time the 44-year-old has eclipsed 60 points since returning from a three-year stint in the KHL, the other coming as a member of the Devils in 2013-14 (67 points).
In short, he's one of the most prolific offensive players the game has ever seen.
The Florida Panthers faithful forced their team down a man not once, but twice in Thursday's 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Despite being warned on multiple occasions, flinging rats - especially commemorative ones handed out at the door - is what one does when celebrating goals in Sunrise.
It was the first (and second) time a delay of game penalty was issued for the "Rat Trick," and something the marketing department should've probably anticipated. Rubber rats poured onto the ice without relent in response to goals during the club's run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1996.
Quinton Howden served the first penalty, and will be the answer to a trivia question one day.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Cal O'Reilly and Johan Larsson each scored twice and the Buffalo Sabres extended their home dominance over the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 4-1 victory Thursday night.
Buffalo built a 3-0 lead and Larsson capped Buffalo's sevent...
RALEIGH, N.C. - Victor Rask scored the go-ahead goal with 10:54 left, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night in former captain Eric Staal's return to his old home arena.
Jeff Skinner, Patrick Br...
NEW YORK, N.Y. - John Tavares scored twice and Anders Lee got a power-play goal 5:23 into the third period to lift the New York Islanders over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Thursday night.
Thomas Hickey also scored for New York, which improve...
Co-owner Douglas Cifu confirmed what most pundits deduced in their unpacking of the oddly modest sixth-round pick the Panthers accepted in return from the Anaheim Ducks for the former 22-goal scorer. Cifu told the Sun Sentinal's Harvey Fialkov on Thursday that once the club decided Pirri wasn't going to be a top-six contributor moving forward, it chose to avoid having an arbitrator-awarded salary on its books.
Pirri likely won't hit the 20-goal threshold for the second time, but with three goals and five points in eight games since joining Anaheim, he's established a new career high in points.