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Stars win one night after Peverley collapse, give Miller first Blues loss

Mar 11, 2014, 11:48 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars are in a situation where every game really counts, so they didn’t get much time to shake off Rich Peverley‘s scary collapse, even with Monday’s game postponed. Remarkably, they hopped on a plane and beat the Blues in St. Louis one day after that frightening moment, giving Ryan Miller his first loss with the team via a Jamie Benn 3-2 overtime game-winner.

Despite that success, there’s no doubt that the Stars and their fans had the 31-year-old forward in their hearts and minds tonight.

Along with giving Miller his first defeat with his new team, this also ends a five-game winning streak for the Blues. The Stars now have a tenuous hold on the second Western Conference wild card spot with this win.

It’s also worth noting that Tim Thomas seems to be fitting in well early on, as he stopped 28 out of 30 shots for (strangely) his first full start for Dallas. He earned his first win as a Stars goalie in relief of Kari Lehtonen and then saw a game ended early on Monday after being traded from the Florida Panthers … so it’s been a tumultuous week for him, too.

Update: Here is how the West playoff outlook shakes out after Tuesday’s games:

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  1. jhaegs - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    As a Blues fan I have no problem with the outcome. Blues still got a point, and the Stars got a much needed win after the events of last night. Just one of those rare games that you don’t mind losing….. in OT. 😉

    • bcsteele - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

      I second that completely…. coming from another Blues fan.

      Prayers for Peverley.

    • blomfeld - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      Bravo Jhaegs for your ‘electronic’ values and decency ! … as the 1st Earl of Burma Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten might say … “good show, jolly good show !” :)

      Nonetheless, I trust you’re aware that we Kings are now coming for you Blues eh ?

      GO KINGS !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • jhaegs - Mar 12, 2014 at 2:21 AM

        13pts and a game in hand, blumpkin… There are 6 other teams to worry about before I worry about the Kings.

      • capsfan14 - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM

        You’re embarassing. Really, just stop.

  2. darksidecowboy - Mar 12, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Emotional game last night with a playoff like atmosphere. Monumental win of the season for Dallas the day after Peverly’s collapse. Kudos to Ruff and Benn keeping the boys ready against the Blues, GO STARS!

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