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How have Seguin, Benn responded since being called out?

How have Seguin, Benn responded since being called out?
Published On: Wed, Jan 09
Nov 12, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) and left wing Jamie Benn (14) and defenseman John Klingberg (3) celebrate a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeat the Jets 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Less than two weeks ago, Dallas Stars president Jim Lites called out superstar forwardsA Tyler SeguinA andA Jamie BennA becauseA they werena€™t a€œgetting it done.a€A The hockey community was stunned when those comments came to light. Why take a shot at your franchise players when your team depth has been a serious issue for years?A Even the NHLPA jumped in to stick up for two of their own.

Immediately, many began to speculate that this was going to be the end of one or both players in Dallas. The Stars have said that they wona€™t be trading either player, so a divorce probably isna€™t imminent. So Seguin and Benn had to find a way to get through all the noise.

How have they responded since being called out by their president on Dec. 28? Leta€™s take a look.

Benn played only 15:07 in a huge, 5-1, win over the Detroit Red Wings. He had just two shots on net and didna€™t collect a point in the victory. But he followed that up by scoring in back-to-back games against Montreal and New Jersey. Unfortunately for him, he was knocked out of the game against the Devils after he took a questionable hit from forwardA Miles Wood.

The 29-year-old missed the following game against the Washington Capitals, but he was able to return the following game against Winnipeg. He finished minus-2 but didna€™t register a shot on goal. He was plus-2 in last nighta€™s win over St. Louis but, again, no points and just one shot on goal.

Benna€™s possession numbers havena€™t been good at all since he came back to the lineup. His CF% was a team-low 31.82 during the game against the Jets. The possession numbers were worse last night (27.59), as he and the rest of the Stars were outshot by the Blues.

The injury clearly came at an unfortunate time, but most of the Stars havena€™t posted good numbers over the last two contests.

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