Stars’ Jordie Benn scores moments after Wild liken him to Yukon Cornelius

Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn enjoyed the last laugh against Minnesota on Monday.
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The scoreboard operator at the Xcel Energy Center elected to have a bit of fun with the host Minnesota Wild nursing a two-goal lead in the second period against the Dallas Stars on Monday.

The camera panned along the Stars’ bench and found Jordie Benn, with the operator equating the defenseman’s bushy red beard to that of Yukon Cornelius from "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The laughter was short-lived as Benn scored on his next shift to snap a 33-game goal drought.

Via the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

“He's one good-looking guy, that's all I know. When they threw it up on the Jumbotron, I wanted to laugh, but we're not at home, so I kept it to myself. It was funny.”

The joke continued to be on the Wild for the rest of the night, as the Central Division-leading Stars breezed to a 6-3 victory.