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The unpredictable success of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin sit second and third in the league, respectively, in scoring this season. Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

Right from day one, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin have enjoyed incredible scoring success in Dallas. For the three seasons that they have played together, they have been the most potent one-two punch in the NHL and now have the Dallas Stars atop the Western Conference standings.

The full extent of their success was impossible to predict. Before Seguin was acquired from Boston by Stars GM Jim Nill on July 4, 2013, both players were scoring around 0.75 points per game. Even though they were still young, did anyone expect that their scoring would improve by more than 30 percent, placing them well ahead of the more famous duos in Anaheim, Pittsburgh and Washington?

Looking closer at the underlying numbers, let's see how they truly rank among the league's other notable pairs, dig into their scoring history together and then try to use it as a basis to identify another lethal combination with comparable potential yet to be tapped.