I hated that the Dallas Stars game was at 9:30 Central Time because more Stars fans could have witnessed all the history that was made. Jason Robertson broke Mike Modano’s three decades old points record in the 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
What was even cooler was Modano congratulating Robertson after the game and passing the torch to him. When you see the past generation of hockey players recognize the next era, it’s just something special to see. Here are the three takeaways from the win over the Arizona Coyotes last night.
Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes Recap: 3. Jamie Benn breaks milestone
Jamie Benn didn’t want to be left out of the milestone festivities tonight. He scored his 100th power play goal tonight in the third period. He scored a power play goal deflecting a shot by yours truly, Jason Robertson. Jamie Benn has basically been the leader of the first power play unit for a while and it’s been working. It’s just another milestone in the Captain’s career with the Stars. Hopefully, he will be around the organization for another 100 power play goals.
Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes Recap: 2. Miro Heiskanen breaks a milestone as well
Miro the Hero joined in on the fun tonight as well. He had three assists against the Coyotes and set a new record for most points by a Stars/North Stars defenseman in one month. He passed Craig Harrisburg who had 20 points in January of 1982. While Heiskanen hasn’t scored a lot this season, he has set up a lot of his teammates this year. Hopefully, he can stay healthy down the stretch and create some more assists for the playoffs.
Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes Recap: 1. The man of the hour
Now we get to the real winner tonight, Jason Robertson. He broke a three-decade old record that was set by Mike Modano. Robertson had an assist early on in the game when Pavelski scored in the first period.
When Hintz scored at the beginning of the second period, the league didn’t credit Robertson with the primary assist. After Robertson scored at the end of the second period, the league looked and changed the primary assist on Hintz’s goal to Robertson. When they made that change he officially passed Mike Modano for the most points in one season. Let’s see if he’s got some more goals and assists in his bag tonight as they take on the Colorado Avalanche.