Monday night was quite the eventful game for the Dallas Stars. It was Jamie Benn’s 1000th game, second most games played in franchise history, as well as the return of former fan favorite, John Klingberg and the Anaheim Ducks. The game also went into overtime, which has been the Stars’ demise recently, and eventually a shootout.
In celebration and appreciation of the captain, the entire team donned the famous slicked back hair with no bucket in pregame warmups. Every player also had the typical Jamie Benn tape job as a nod to him.
The Stars should have won this game handily as they dominated the first two periods. They were only up 2-0 after goals from Nils Lundkvist and Roope Hintz, but had maybe another 5 open shots on goal. John Gibson was nearly unstoppable in net for the Ducks.
All of those missed chances left the door open for Anaheim as they tied the game in the third period. The Stars had some more chances before the end of regulation, but weren’t able to score that third goal as the game headed to dreaded overtime.
The Stars were given a penalty and had to play on the penalty kill for two minutes out of the five minute overtime, but somehow came away tied at the end of it. The game headed to a shootout.
Both Jason Robertson and Tyler Seguin’s shootout goals seemed eerily identical going with the glove side snipe on Gibson to win the shootout. The Stars came away with two points instead of just one, and it was a victorious evening for Jamie Benn’s 1000th game.
The Stars will be back in action against the Minnesota Wild Wednesday night for the TNT game in Dallas. The Stars win Jamie Benn’s 1000th game in a shootout.