Ott thanking Morrow for the boost, surely.

The Dallas Stars, unsurprisingly, topped the New York Islanders by a 3-2 score in Long Island tonight. Like any good captain, Brenden Morrow was a spark plug for his team on and off the scoresheet.

Down by one goal in the third period, Morrow tied the game for the Stars less than two minutes into the frame with a power play goal. Three minutes later, Jamie Benn gave the Stars their 3-2 lead which held up as the final score.

When you hear a hockey player talk about leading by example on the ice, it’s not often that they’re physically motivating their teammates. In this case, Steve Ott needed a little bit of a push to get going on the backcheck and, like a good captain, Morrow was there to send Ott flying down the rink to break up a pass to John Tavares in the slot before thumping JT against the boards.  Take a look…

Just like the song goes, you get by with a little help from your friends.