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Player collapse halts game

Stars defenseman Jordie Benn takes a knee after play was stopped when center Rich Peverley collapsed.

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Stars defenseman Jordie Benn takes a knee after play was stopped when center Rich Peverley collapsed.

DALLAS — Monday night's NHL game between the Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets was postponed after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during the first period.

Play was halted 6:23 in as Peverley was quickly carried from the bench. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that Peverley, 31, was conscious and taken to a hospital. He was in good condition Monday night.

"We treated (Peverley) for a cardiac event successfully," said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Hospitals. "We provided oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring. As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness."

A hush fell over the crowd during the long delay between the time play was stopped and when the game was called off.

There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.

The Stars conveyed the message to the Blue Jackets that they weren't up for finishing the game on Monday.

"They're shaken and they want to reschedule. We understand that," Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson told Fox Sports Ohio. "They were shaken to the core."

Peverley's wife, Nathalie, accompanied him in the ambulance to UT Southwestern St. Paul University Hospital.

Peverley missed the preseason and the opener after a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during training camp. He made his Stars debut Oct. 5 against Washington.

He sat out last week's game at Columbus because of an upper body injury but played in Dallas' next two games.

The game stopped after players from both teams attracted the officials' attention.

"When he dropped, it was red alert," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "Don't worry about the game. It was about getting the doctors. … I was scared."

In 62 games this season before Monday, Peverley had seven goals and 23 assists.

Game highlights: Chris Kunitz scored twice and Sidney Crosby had a hand in both early goals as Pittsburgh, which converted on two of its first three shots, beat host Washington 3-2. Crosby got his 30th goal and two assists to raise his NHL-leading point total to 87. The Penguins beat Washington for the seventh consecutive time and handed the Capitals their fourth loss in five games. … Rookie defenseman Seth Jones scored at 3:49 of overtime as the visiting Predators defeated the Senators 4-3. Ryan Ellis broke in alone on goaltender Robin Lehner and Jones, the fourth overall draft pick last summer, was there to bang home the loose puck.

Around the league: Before the game was stopped, Tim Thomas made his first start with the Stars since the goalie was acquired last week from Florida. … The league suspended Kings forward Jordan Nolan for one game for punching Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu during Los Angeles' 4-2 win Sunday at Edmonton. Nolan will lose $3,589 in salary. Nolan, assessed a double minor, sat out Monday's game at Calgary.

Predators 0 3 0 1 4
at Senators 0 0 3 0 3

FirstNone. PenaltiesClune, Nas, major (fighting), 7:06; Neil, Ott, major (fighting), 7:06; Zibanejad, Ott (holding), 9:26.

Second1, Nashville, Spaling 12 (Del Zotto, Wilson), 8:20. 2, Nashville, C.Smith 19 (Ekholm, Jones), 10:00. 3, Nashville, Nystrom 12, 17:32. PenaltiesFisher, Nas (tripping), 2:06; Spezza, Ott (tripping), 12:43.

Third4, Ottawa, Cowen 5 (Spezza, Hemsky), 7:55. 5, Ottawa, Methot 6 (Spezza, Hemsky), 10:34. 6, Ottawa, Spezza 17 (Hemsky, E.Karlsson), 18:53. PenaltiesTurris, Ott (tripping), :55.

Overtime7, Nashville, Jones 6 (Ellis), 3:49. PenaltiesNone. ShotsNashville 16-11-10-5—42. Ottawa 7-8-19-3—37. Power playsNashville 0 of 3; Ottawa 0 of 1. GoaliesNashville, Rinne 5-7-1 (37 shots-34 saves). Ottawa, Anderson (29-26), Lehner 7-11-4 (4:10 third, 13-12). A19,063 (19,153). T2:42.

Penguins 2 1 0 3
at Capitals 1 1 0 2

First1, Pittsburgh, Kunitz 30 (Crosby, Stempniak), :46. 2, Washington, Fehr 11 (Chimera, Ward), 3:03. 3, Pittsburgh, Crosby 30 (Malkin, Maatta), 3:52 (pp). PenaltiesBackstrom, Was (slashing), 3:41; Orpik, Pit (slashing), 11:21; Ovechkin, Was (roughing), 16:32.

Second4, Washington, Backstrom 13 (Laich, Carlson), 8:57 (pp). 5, Pittsburgh, Kunitz 31 (Stempniak, Crosby), 12:40. PenaltiesCrosby, Pit (holding), 4:31; Vitale, Pit (tripping), 8:35.

ThirdNone. PenaltiesChimera, Was (high-sticking), 7:00; Pittsburgh bench, served by Jokinen (too many men), 17:43. ShotsPittsburgh 7-6-7—20. Washington 9-17-7—33. Power playsPittsburgh 1 of 3; Washington 1 of 4. GoaliesPittsburgh, Zatkoff 10-3-1 (33 shots-31 saves). Washington, Halak 25-10-4 (20-17). A18,506 (18,506). T2:23.

Kings 2 0 1 3
at Flames 0 0 2 2

First1, Los Angeles, Williams 17 (Kopitar, Martinez), 4:05. 2, Los Angeles, Lewis 4 (Voynov, Clifford), 10:00. PenaltiesCammalleri, Cal (hooking), 6:50.

SecondNone. PenaltiesStoll, LA (boarding), 7:40; Voynov, LA (hooking), 9:47.

Third3, Los Angeles, Kopitar 20 (Doughty, Muzzin), 7:01. 4, Calgary, Cammalleri 16 (Giordano, Backlund), 15:29 (pp). 5, Calgary, McGrattan 3 (Butler, Reinhart), 17:38. PenaltiesWotherspoon, Cal (holding), 4:21; Richards, LA (delay of game), 15:03. ShotsLos Angeles 7-12-4—23. Calgary 8-7-11—26. Power playsLos Angeles 0 of 2; Calgary 1 of 3. GoaliesLos Angeles, M.Jones 10-4-0 (26 shots-24 saves). Calgary, Ortio 2-3-0 (23-20). A19,289 (19,289). T2:21.

Player collapse halts game 03/10/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:25am]
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