Stars' Jamie Benn suspended two games for cross-checking Golden Knights' Mark Stone

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Dallas Stars winger Jamie Benn has actually gotten a two-game suspension for cross-checking Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday. If Benn isn’t able to serve the complete 2 video games throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the staying video game will be served throughout the 2023-24 routine season.

The hit happened simply 1:53 into the Stars’ 4-0 Game 3 loss. Benn was provided a significant charge and a video game misbehavior after authorities examined the play.

The Stars captain examined Stone to the ice throughout the series. While Stone was laying on his back, Benn drove his stick onto Stone’s jaw as Benn was dropping onto the ice himself. 

As an outcome of the Stars being shorthanded due to the charge to Benn, the Golden Knights wound up taking control of the contest. Golden Knights center Ivan Barbashev scored a power-play objective to extend Vegas’ cause 2-0 simply 5:57 into the video game.

“That was my first shift of a game on home ice, when you’re pretty jacked up and you’re down 1-0. So you want to try and get your game going. Emotions are high and it’s just an unfortunate play,” Benn stated, through ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski. “I put my team in a tough situation, so it’s pretty unfortunate.”

“It didn’t feel good,” Stone informed press reporters Wednesday. “I think I was more a little bit surprised. It was early in the game, it was my first shift of the game. I didn’t expect to get stomped on like that. But I could hear the ref making sure I was all right and I felt okay to get up. The refs made sure the right call was made.”

Stars head coach Pete DeBoer included that Benn “made a mistake” in concerns to the hit.

“I don’t think anyone in the building feels worse than he does about it. I’m not going to pile on him,” DeBoer included. “He’s been a leader here for his entire career and leads by example every day on and off the ice. He made a mistake. Fortunately, Mark Stone’s OK,” he stated.

The Golden Knights would score 3 first-period objectives, which caused the Stars pulling goaltender Jake Oettinger after dealing with simply 5 shots on the night. Vegas wound up winning Game 3 by a 4-0 margin.

The Stars will try to carry on without Benn in Game 4, which is arranged for Thursday night.

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