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Watch: Chippiness erupts between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues

There was chippiness aplenty in Sunday night’s game between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues
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Robert Bortuzzo and Jamie Benn met between plays and the Blues’ defenseman Bortuzzo seemed to hit the Stars’ captain with the butt end of the stick.

It is difficult to tell if the contact was solid, or if Benn’s reaction was warranted but you can see for yourself here.

Whether or not there was embellishment on Benn’s part, the Stars took exception and it led to chippiness throughout the game.

Tough guys Antoine Roussel and Travis Moen went into protection mode of their All-Star captain, with Moen actually dropping the gloves with the culprit, Bortuzzo.

As if this divisional rivalry between the first and second teams in the Western Conference Central needed anymore fuel to the fire.

- Nate Mata