The Dallas Stars defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Tuesday night, but all anyone could talk about after the game was the Benn-on-Benn violence that occurred late in the first period.
The sibling’s disagreement happened after Jamie Benn was whistled offside in the Montreal Canadiens zone. Older brother Jordie, who didn’t appear to enjoy Jamie’s intensity seconds earlier in the corner, pasted his younger brother into the boards after the whistle.
The two exchanged shoves and maybe even entertained the thought of fighting before the Stars’ Alexander Radulov ruined everything.
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After the melee, Jordie Benn flashed a big smile as he skated back to the bench.
The best part was that the Benn’s parents were in attendance for the game.
“It’s going to be fun. I’ve got my parents down here for this one, this is going to be the first time they see us play against each other live,” Jamie Benn said. “We’re looking forward to it.”
Jordie was a little more salty in his directions for his parents. The family had dinner on Monday, and Jordie presented his parents with Canadiens jerseys to wear.
“It was the same old dinner with the Benn family – a little bit of arguing, a little bit of pictures,”Jordie said. “We were arguing over which jerseys my mom and dad will be wearing to the game tonight. I brought two Montreal jerseys with me, so if they don’t wear them, I’m going to be (ticked).”
The parents opted not to wear the gifted jerseys.
The two brothers have rarely played against each other. Separated by two years (Jordie is 30, Jamie is 28), the two siblings either played in different age groups or were always on the same team while playing pee wee hockey. The two also spent seven seasons together in the Stars organization, making tonight’s game a special event for the Benn family.
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