Midway through the second period, the most famous Star not to play this season was shown on the video screen. And it drew one of the loudest cheers of the night.

After settling a contract dispute that kept him in Canada for the first four games of the season, Jamie Benn was in attendance Saturday night. He couldn't play due to visa issues, but when the cameras found him, the roar built.

"I saw it," said Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski flashing a small smile.