Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday (and if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a really great Thursday). In the spirit of Turkey Day, The Score's Ben Whyte compiled five awesome goals scored by Jamie Benn that we can feel thankful for having seen.
First up, we've got Benn's game-winner against the Flyers on Oct. 20.
This one prompted the following response from Tyler Seguin.
"I think he lied to you guys," Seguin told reporters. "I don't think he had any hip surgery. He's making it up."
Next up is another game-winner from Benn, this one coming in overtime against tonight's opponent, the Vancouver Canucks, back on Oct. 29.
Facing the Canucks, the captain netted his first overtime winner since March of 2014.
That goal clinched the Stars' eighth win in 10 games, equaling the franchise's best 10-game start in franchise history.
For three other goals to be thankful for, check out the link. And feel free to share any other Benn moments that have put a smile on your face. [The Score]
As everyone continues to reflect on the first quarter of the season, here are 12 of the most interesting stats so far this year—including one about John Klingberg. [NHL]
Klingberg and Tyler Seguin also received runner-up nods for the Norris Trophy and Hart Trophy in TSN's first-quarter round-up. [TSN]
While you wait for tonight's game to start, here's another thing to be thankful for:
Brett Ritchie skating in Frisco this morning pic.twitter.com/yVK95d6Ppj— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) November 26, 2015
If you missed Tyler Seguin's weekly Wednesday segment on The Ticket, the audio is available online. [The Ticket]
From how Jason Dickinson is doing to Curtis McKenzie's cooking skills, Sean Shapiro is here to answer all of your Texas Stars questions. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
Over at The Hockey Writers, DBD's Derek talks about why Stars' power play is finally clicking. [The Hockey Writers]
HBO's Real Sports takes you behind-the-scenes with legendary broadcaster Doc Emrick. The full episode premiered on Nov. 24.
"You don't wanna look ugly and fat." Jaromir Jagr talks about his motivation for staying in the league. [Sportsnet]
Remember how much fun it was making predictions before the start of the season? Here are some of the ways you probably screwed that up. (No one go look at how well I predicted the Blue Jackets would do.) [Bleacher Report]
It's a good news/bad news situation up in Edmonton.
But while McDavid may be headed back sooner than expected, in the meantime... Nail Yakupov will be out 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury after awkwardly colliding with an official on Wednesday night. [NHL]
Puck Daddy also got in on the Thanksgiving fun with a list of what to be thankful for. The Stars' video ops teams deservedly makes an appearance. [Puck Daddy]
And finally, I'm going to guess most of y'all are still full, but here's a little more food for thought.
Last year, Jamie Benn led the NHL with 87 points in 82 games. This year, Benn, Seguin, and Kane are all on pace to beat that by game 64.— Hockey History (@HistoricHockey) November 26, 2015