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CALGARY -- In the same city where Canada held its Olympic orientation camp in August, two talented forwards that were passed over made a loud statement for being included in the trip to the Sochi Games. Tyler Seguin had his first four-goal game while Jamie Benn had one goal and a career-high six points Thursday night as the Dallas Stars scored four straight goals in the second period to run away with a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. "I actually texted Jamie, probably early August when the camp list came out," said Seguin. "I didnt know him too well but I texted him about it. Yeah, I think we both wanted to make a statement." While it makes the odds longer, not being at the camp doesnt necessarily mean you wont get picked. Bostons Patrice Bergeron is an example of a guy that was picked for the Olympic team in 2010 after not being at the camp. "Theres obviously so many good players in this league that didnt get picked," said Benn. "Theres obviously some pretty high talent at that camp in the summer. It is what it is. I just came in to camp this year with the focus of being the best player I can be." Benn and Seguin are off to a terrific start with 22 points on the season, two back of the NHL lead shared by Sidney Crosby and Alex Steen. "There was a point where Tyler and I started laughing at each other," said Benn, whos previous high for points in a game was three. "You definitely dont want to embarrass the other team but its just one of those nights where everything was clicking." Joined on the Stars top line by rookie Valeri Nichushkin, the formidable Dallas trio was too quick, too skilled and just too elusive for the Flames, who were a step behind all night and could not contain them. Stars coach Lindy Ruff says the two should be opening some eyes when it comes to the prospects of playing for Team Canada. "Youd hope that theyre catching some attention. Theyve had a very good start for us and theyve been leading our team offensively," Ruff said. "Like most teams, you dont often find one guy up in the standings, its usually two guys that work well together. Those two guys have had chemistry ever since camp." Since the July 4 trade that saw Dallas acquire Seguin from Boston in a multi-player deal, the two have quickly become good friends. "Right from day one, we were shooting texts back and forth when we found out about the trade. I was definitely excited to have a player like him join our hockey club," Benn said. "Were living in the same building back home so were spending a lot of time together and thats translating to chemistry on the ice." Stephane Robidas and Ryan Garbutt also scored for Dallas (10-7-2). The Stars have won five of their last six and have reeled off five straight road victories. Goligoski had three assists. Matt Stajan, with a pair, and David Jones replied for Calgary (6-10-3). The slumping Flames are winless in their last five. "We just got outworked. Its the same story," said Flames winger Lee Stempniak. "We had a bad first period. We didnt play smart, we didnt play hard. That was a talented team and they took advantage of the odd-man rushes." Leading 1-0 already, Dallas scored four straight goals to open the up the second period. Seguin began the onslaught at 1:19 knocking in his own rebound after Benn got the puck to the front of the net. The same combo struck again at 4:25, and again four minutes after that. That goal, making it 4-0, ended the evening for Berra, who was replaced by Karri Ramo. "We need to get back to our game and get back to our game quick. Thats unacceptable," said Flames coach Bob Hartley. "Were basically giving games away with unnecessary mistakes. Basic, simple mistakes that shouldnt happen at this level." Seguin scored 30 seconds into the third period to extend the Stars lead to 6-1. After two Flames goals, Dallas converted a late power play with Seguin notching goal No. 4. When the Flames and Stars met three weeks ago, Dallas was last in the West, four points behind the Flames. Since that night when Dallas won 5-1, Calgary has gone 2-7-1 while the Stars have gone 7-2-2. "It all falls into the same thing -- not being mentally sharp, making wrong decisions, having turnovers, losing your guys, losing battles," said Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman. "The frustration has been building for the last four games now and it kind of accumulated tonight." The game began as many have for the Flames, who gave up the first goal. At 6:27, Wideman gave the puck away and then ended up screening Berra as Robidas scored on a slapshot from the blue-line. Calgary has given up the first goal in seven of its last eight games and has been outscored 11-1 in the first period. Notes: Nichushkin, Trevor Daley and Goligoski led the Stars at plus-4 ... Wideman played in his 600th NHL game while RW Tim Jackman appeared in his 400th for the Flames ... Scratched for the Flames was D Derek Smith ... Dallas iced the identical lineup to what they deployed against the Oilers on Wednesday ... Mike Cammalleris three-game goal-scoring streak came to an end for Calgary ... Flames are 3-1-1 when they do score first. Wholesale Yeezy 350 v2 Clay . Salah, who scored against Chelsea in two Champions League group matches this season, is Jose Mourinhos third significant recruit in the January transfer window after Nemanja Matic and Bertrand Traore. Cheap Yeezy 350 v2 Static . PAUL, Minn. http://www.yeezys350cheap.com/. Will Venable and Ryan Ludwick drove in a run each for the Padres, who have taken six of their last seven contests and clinched their third straight series win after winning the first two in this set. Clayton Richard (4-9) allowed five hits and a pair of runs over seven innings, while fanning five. 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Coach (Monty Williams) tells us all the time, If youre going to do something like that, you better go get it. Thank God I got the rebound. It got us hyped and it was a play that we needed down the stretch." Williams was delighted and amused by the play because of how it fit the theme of pregame banter he had overheard between Davis and his teammates. "Its funny because they were just talking about before the game how he wanted to just go up and grab it out of the air like Patrick Ewing used to," Williams said. "I was like, What are you guys talking about? Where is this conversation going? And then he makes a play like that, so it shows you how much I know." For Davis, it was one last historic performance before hes old enough to legally accept someones offer to buy him a drink for all hes done in less than two seasons of basketball in the Big Easy. Since the Pelicans were founded as the Charlotte Hornets in 1988, no one had racked up as many points, rebounds and blocks in the same game as Davis did against Denver. "Thats a testament to my team. Theyre giving me the ball where I can score and cutting hard so their man cant help, making big shots, playing defence, having my back if I try to go block a shot, boxing out and letting me get the rebounds," said Davis, who turns 21 on Tuesday. "It all goes to the team and not just me. I cant do it by myself." Indeed, Davis pointed out that his overtime heroics, which included four crucial free throws, never would have happed if not for teammates like Anthony Morrow, whose 14 points included a 15-foot pullup in the lane that tied the game at 94 with 1 second left in regulation. Morrow had to save a ball tipped away from Davis, then had to get off a shot over the taller Lawson. "Hes a great defendeer.dddddddddddd. He was up under me, so I just wanted to make sure I got to where I wanted to get to and just knocked the 15-footer down," Morrow said. Tyreke Evans, meanwhile, added 20 points, his fifth straight game with 20 or more. Kenneth Faried had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which had won its previous two games and led by as many as 16 in the second quarter. Aaron Brooks scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, nearly rescuing Denver from its collapse. After being up by as many as 13 points early in the second half, Denver had fallen behind by seven in the fourth quarter before Brooks scored six straight on three free throws and a transition 3-pointer. Later, his clutch, weaving drive around Davis for a scoop off the glass put Denver in front 94-90 with 1:20 left. But Brian Roberts free throws, followed by Morrows clutch jumper, sent the game to overtime. "It wasnt the end, it was the third quarter. We let them get back in the game," Faried said. "Its something about us and this team this year. We dont have that killer instinct quite yet." There were nine lead changes in the overtime thriller between two teams well out of playoff contention, but playing with pride. Davis deep offensive rebound and assist on Morrows 3 made it 100-98, and Davis exuberantly held three fingers in the air as the ball went down, only to see Lawson convert a quick three-point play on a driving layup as he was fouled to give Denver the lead right back. Roberts followed with a jumper for New Orleans, then Wilson Chandler nailed a 3 to put the Nuggets back up by two. Evans layup tied it for the eighth and final time at 104 before Davis free throws gave New Orleans the lead for good. Lawson finished with 15 points, Chandler with 14 and JJ Hickson 12 for the Nuggets, who outshot New Orleans 47.1 per cent (40 of 85) to 45.6 per cent (41 of 90), but hurt themselves 27 turnovers. "Weve just got to do a better job of taking care of the ball, and our role mentality, the things we talk about when youre playing your role -- fundamentally, boxing out and doing the things that we need to do to win this type of game," Denver coach Brian Shaw said. NOTES: Davis has surpassed 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game 22 times this season, and he has 30 double-doubles. ... The Nuggets resume their five-game road trip Monday night in Charlotte, followed by games Wednesday in Orlando, Friday in Miami and Saturday in Atlanta. ' ' '