Jamie Benn channels Bo Jackson to celebrate Stars win (Video)


Heading into Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Blues the Dallas Stars had been in a bit of a slump recently, losing five of their past eight games.

Fortunately they had the St. Louis Blues — losers of seven of their past eight and a team that just traded away one of its top scorers — coming into town.

The Stars needed overtime, but they were able to come away with a huge 3-2 win thanks to a game-winning goal from Jamie Benn.

Given how big the win was for the Stars, especially against a team they are in direct competition with for a playoff spot, Benn was obviously pretty fired up about it.

How fired up?

Fired up enough to break his stick over his knee, as seen in the video above.

Now that is a celebration and it reminded us of the way former two-sport superstar Bo Jackson used to pretty regularly break his bat over his knee.

With that win the Stars moved back into third place in the Central Division playoff race, moving ahead of the Minnesota Wild.

It is not only a big win for the Stars because of what it does for their place in the standings, but it also gave them some additional cushion over the Blues and moved them four points ahead in the standings.

The Blues, meanwhile, just can not catch a break right now. Their loss on Saturday dropped them to 4-8-2 in their past 14 games since the start of February.


Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.