The Dallas Stars are rolling after beating up the Minnesota Wild. All I know is that the Wild and Wild fans absolutely hate Jamie Benn.
The first period was a bit of a slog fest as both teams were just hitting each other with a little extra oomf. Both teams had a few chances, but ultimately there was nothing to show for either team at the end of the first.
The Jamie Benn-Wyatt Johnston–Ty Dellandrea line has been gaining steam throughout the year, but it’s official, they have chemistry now. I don’t want to see this line broken up throughout the rest of the season, no matter what happens at the trade deadline.
Johnston dug the puck out at the blue line and sent a snipe of a pass over to Benn to do the rest. Benn made it look far too easy, but the difficulty of the shot on the breakaway was definitely up there. The Captain gets a goal after being shutout in his 1000th game.
And if we want to talk about absolute schnipes of passes, Tyler Seguin threaded the smallest of needles to find Radek Faksa on the cross crease pass. Seguin’s been injured quite a bit over the last few years, so even if the automatic goal scoring effect isn’t there right now, it’s good to see him playmaking and making a difference in every game.
About five minutes later in the period, the Stars got yet another goal to make it a 3-0 lead. Finally, once and for all, the Stars were not going to overtime tied 2-2 after securing a 2-0 lead early in a game.
The Stars ended up winning the game 4-1 after an empty netter from Roope Hintz. It was a game the team should have won, and should have won handily, which they did. All the while, Jamie Benn was just having a good time.
The Stars are rolling after beating up the Wild, and will be back in action Saturday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning.