Game Postponed After Player Collapses – NHL Roundup
DALLAS (AP) — Monday's NHL game between the Dallas Stars and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Play was halted 6:23 into the game as Peverley was carried from the bench. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to the hospital.
Dr. Gil Salazar said Peverley was successfully treated for a cardiac event. Peverley was in good condition late Monday night.
Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical.
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have ended the Boston Bruins' one-day stay atop the NHL's Eastern Conference standings.
Chris Kunitz (KOO'-nihts) scored twice and the Pens climbed one point ahead of the Bruins in the East by downing the Capitals 3-2 in Washington. Sidney Crosby added his 30th goal and two assists to raise his NHL-leading point total to 87.
The Capitals lost for the fourth time in five games while also dropping their seventh consecutive meeting with the Penguins.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs have prevented Anaheim from regaining the Western Conference lead.
Phil Kessel (KEHS'-ul) and Tyler Bozak each had two assists to lead the Leafs past the Ducks 3-1. Jonathan Bernier (BURN'-yay) handled 43 shots and blanked the Ducks after Corey Perry scored late in the second period.
The outcome keeps the Ducks one point behind West-leading St. Louis and puts the Maple Leafs third in the East.
Elsewhere on ice:
— Anze Kopitar (AHN'-zhay KOH'-pih-tahr) had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' eighth consecutive win, 3-2 at Calgary. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings.
— Colorado earned a 3-2 win against Winnipeg on Matt Duchene's goal at 2:33 of overtime. John Mitchell had a goal and an assist as the Avalanche climbed within five points of St. Louis for the Central Division lead.
— The New York Islanders finished 2-2 on their four-game road trip by exploding for a team record-tying seven goals in the third period to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 7-4 win at Vancouver. Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome (strohm) and Calvin de Haan (hahn) ignited the comeback by scoring power-play goals in the first 3:36 of the final period.
— Phoenix blew a 3-2 lead in the last minute of regulation before Radim Vrbata (vur-BAH'-tah) scored the lone shootout goal to give the Coyotes a 4-3 triumph over Tampa Bay. Ondrej Palat's (AHN'-dray pah-LAHTS') second goal of the night knotted the score for the Lightning with 38 seconds left in the third period.
— Nashville beat Ottawa 4-3 on Seth Jones' goal at 3:49 of overtime. Jason Spezza (SPET'-suh) notched the game-tying goal and had two assists while the Senators were scoring three times in the third period to erase a 3-0 deficit.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Changes in overtime and video review are expected to be on the agenda when NHL general managers meet this week in Boca Raton, Fla. The general managers want to reduce the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. This year, 122 of 967 games have gone to a shootout.
Proposals include adding more time to the current four-on-four overtime, instituting a three-on-three element and having teams switch ends with the hope that the long line change leads to more mistakes and odd-man rushes.
Expanded video review became a bigger issue in January when the Detroit Red Wings scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings that should not have counted because the puck hit the protective netting first.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan for one game without pay for punching Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu (joh-EHN'-soo) in the jaw in front of the Kings' net. The incident occurred late in the second period of the Kings' 4-2 win at Edmonton yesterday. Joensuu's arms were tied up by a linesman when he was struck by Nolan.