Benn on Game 4 incidents: 'A bunch of grown men being donkeys'

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Jamie Benn had a simple explanation for the extracurricular activities between his Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

"Just a bunch of grown men being donkeys out there," the Stars captain told reporters postgame, according to's Mike Zeisberger.

Late in the second period of Dallas' 4-2 victory, St. Louis forward David Perron slashed Stars goaltender Ben Bishop in the back.

"I was just reaching to prevent him from playing, and he’s a big guy, he’s 6-6," Perron said postgame, according to The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford.

Before the teams skated off for the second intermission, Benn exchanged words with Blues netminder Jordan Binnington, who took a swing at him and then hacked Bishop on his way off.

Bishop didn't have much to say about it afterward.

Blues head coach Craig Berube wasn't pleased with Benn going after Binnington.

"Heck, I don’t know what Jamie Benn's doing skating down there and he's getting in Binner's face," Berube said, according to the Dallas Morning News' Matthew DeFranks. "He's just reacting a little bit to it. He’s a competitor.”

Binnington was assessed roughing and slashing minors as a result, and Benn was handed an unsportsmanlike conduct minor.

Benn on Game 4 incidents: 'A bunch of grown men being donkeys'
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