DALLAS -- The result wasn't what brothers Jamie and Jordie Benn wanted, but the siblings played well in a 5-4 loss to the Red Wings.
It was Jordie Benn's NHL debut and in honor of that, Jamie Benn flew his parents down from British Columbia to see their kids play on the ice at the same time. They became the sixth pair of brothers to play together in Stars history and the first since Derian and Kevin Hatcher in the mid 1990s.
And late in the first period, both Benns earned assists on Loui Eriksson's goal.
"I'm sure we hooked up once or twice in juniors," Jamie Benn said. "I was pretty excited for this game. It was pretty special for both of us and pretty cool to play together."
Jamie Benn appeared to have some jump in his step with his brother making his debut. Jamie, who 22 and two years younger than his brother, had 20:08 of ice time and had one goal and two assists. He created chances and was all over the net. The Stars double-shifted him late in the third as they attempted to tie the score.
"Yeah, I thought it was a real good game," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "I made a conscious effort there to get 21 minutes tonight. He was going and we need to find more ice for him. In fact, we should have had a little more ice for Loui [Eriksson] and [Michael Ryder] tonight too."
Jordie Benn played 16:31 and impressed Stars coach Glen Gulutzan and his staff enough that when the team had the extra skater on the ice in the final minute, Jordie was on the ice.
"I thought he was real good, thought he was real clean," Gulutzan said.
Jordie Benn admitted that he looked at the schedule when he was told he'd be called up and saw it was Detroit.
"Obviously, they have some unbelievable hockey players, but my brother said it’s just another hockey game, don’t think about and just go out and play," Jordie Benn said. "That was a blast, a dream come true. Obviously, you want to win, but I got to play in the NHL with my brother, so that was awesome."