Stars’ Jordie Benn scores moments after Wild liken him to Yukon Cornelius
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.
The jumbotron in Minnesota trolled Jordie Benn. And then he scored on the shift that followed. pic.twitter.com/tBKtoMyQhSArticle continues below ...
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) December 22, 2015
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.
Benn on scoring next shift after Yukon troll: "Everyone's like, 'way to stick it to them?' I was like, 'Stick it to them?' It was funny."
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) December 22, 2015