Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 3/21/12

A headshot like this will probably earn a suspension. Not thinking this is the type of behavior the NHL wants to condone in future hockey games.

At 5:54 in the second period Tuesday night, Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars took a nasty shot to the jaw from Phoenix Coyotes Capt. Shane Doan. Benn fell to the ice.

This sparked some brawling between the two teams and a whole ton of penalties.

h/t Puck Daddy:

“Doan was given a fighting major for his bout with Brenden Morrow (who also received five minutes), as well as a 2-minute elbowing minor for the hit on Benn.”

And that was just the start of the infractions. This one could hit Doan in the pocket book as well.

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