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The Stars’ Jimmy Penn stopped two games to check on Mark Stone in Game 3

NHL Player Safety Dallas Stars captain Jamie Penn announced he was suspended two games Wednesday for checking on Vegas’ Mark Stone during Tuesday’s game three loss. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The suspension is for two playoff games or regular season games.
  • Benn received a five-minute major and game mishandling for accidentally checking less than two minutes into the game.
  • Vegas were leading 1-0 at the time of Bean’s ejection and would go on to score on the ensuing penalty kick.
  • The Golden Knights would go on to eliminate the Stars 4-0 in Dallas to take a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Final. Penn refused to speak to the media after the match.

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How did Benn’s firing affect Dallas?

Benn’s loss of stardom was massive, made worse by the fact that it was self-inflicted. Bean’s examination was totally unnecessary and dangerous. It’s the kind of departure that just shrinks rather than something the team can rally around. Beyond that, Benn could very well face suspension.

On the ice, the Stars lost their second leading scorer. Bean had 78 points in the regular season, behind only Jason Robertson’s 109. It’s a staple of the first power unit as well and one of the primary physical forces in the all-star roster.

Above all, Ben is the captain. He is the player the team looks to for a boost and someone to follow. He did the opposite in less than two minutes in a must-win match. – Yusef

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During 14 seasons with Dallas, Ben scored 362 goals and 485 assists during the regular season. In the postseason, he scored 23 goals and 39 assists, including three goals (eight assists) through 16 playoff games this year.

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The 33-year-old winger was selected in the fifth round (129th overall) by the Stars in the 2007 NHL Draft.

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