Stars’ Jamie Benn ejected for boarding Coyotes’ Ekman-Larsson

Jamie Benn would be given a game misconduct for this hit into the boards on Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn was given a major penalty and a game misconduct Wednesday for hitting Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson from behind.

The play happened just past the midway point of the second period as Ekman-Larsson was getting the puck in the offensive zone along the side boards. Benn appeared to have the defender in his tracks for a few moments before making the hit.

Ekman-Larsson stayed down for several minutes before eventually leaving the ice under his own power. He returned at the start of the third period.


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