Golden Knights Stars Hockey

Stars left winger Jamie Benn  is held back by linesman Brad Kovachik, middle, and Golden Knights center Jack Eichel (9) during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday in Dallas, Tuesday.

DALLAS — Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn was suspended two games by the NHL on Wednesday after an ugly hit on Vegas captain Mark Stone in a Game 3 loss that left Dallas on the brink of being swept out of the Western Conference finals.

Benn will miss the must-win Game 4 for the Stars on Thursday night, and Game 5 as well if they win. If Dallas is swept, the suspension would extend to the opener next season.