As Benn carried the puck into the zone off the rush with just over a minute remaining, Hanzal started to line him up for a hit. Benn let go a shot, and Hanzal came in an instant later with a high hit. Benn lay on the ice for a few seconds before woozily skating off toward the dressing room.
No penalty was called on the play.
Stars coach Glen Gulutzan had no update on Benn after the 2-1 loss.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals