Skip to content

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

Mar 11, 2014, 11:48 PM EST

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:

source:

Latest Posts
  1. Predators’ Neal will miss Saturday with sickness

    Dec 20, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

    Nashville Predators v Carolina Hurricanes Getty Images

    It’s unclear what the specific ailment is.

  2. Sickness and uncertainty prompt Pens to recall Pouliot, Chorney

    Dec 20, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    pouliot2 Getty Images

    Good luck trying to forecast their lines for Saturday.

  3. Disgruntled Oilers fans take out ad calling for Kevin Lowe’s firing

    Dec 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Owners And Players Meet To Discuss NHL Lockout Getty Images

    As it turns out, the hockey exec’s name rhymes nicely with “must go.”

  4. Red Wings lose fifth in a row, recall McCollum

    Dec 20, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

    New York Islanders v Detroit Red Wings Getty Images

    They label Jimmy Howard as day-to-day.

  5. Julien chides Bruins’ offense for too many cute plays

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:32 PM EST

    Michael Hutchinson, Milan Lucic AP

    They fell to Winnipeg 2-1 on Friday.

  6. Sens roll over Ducks, who ‘weren’t ready’

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:31 PM EST

    ryanzibanejad Getty Images

    Then again, maybe the Ryan – Zibanejad – Hoffman line was just that good.

  7. Video: Elias shines as Devils end five-game skid

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:01 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    A beauty in regulation and in the shootout.

  8. Habs rotate backups by recalling MacDonald, demoting Tokarski

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:51 PM EST

    Dusitn Tokarski AP

    Sven Andrighetto is back up while Eric Tangradi heads to the AHL.

  9. Howard leaves Red Wings game with lower-body injury

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

    jimmyhoward Getty Images

    They’re playing safe for “precautionary” reasons.

  10. Bryzgalov gets first Ducks start since 2007

    Dec 19, 2014, 7:43 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 Getty Images

    It’s been 2,599 days since that last happened.

  11. Stomach flu makes Lightning’s Johnson a surprise scratch

    Dec 19, 2014, 6:47 PM EST

    Carolina Hurricanes v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    Let’s hope it’s just that type of illness …

  12. Gordie Howe makes ‘amazing’ recovery following stem cell treatment in Mexico

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    Gordie Howe Getty Images

    “As a family, we are thrilled that Dad’s quality of life has greatly improved, and his progress has exceeded our greatest expectations.”

  13. Journeyman Stuart inks with Boston’s AHL affiliate

    Dec 19, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

    32-year-old has played in 56 career NHL contests.

Featured video

More than a Stanley Cup hangover?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (4031)
  2. B. Bishop (3226)
  3. D. Krejci (2535)
  4. C. Crawford (2467)
  5. C. Kunitz (2276)
  1. O. Palat (2073)
  2. C. Perry (2060)
  3. B. Elliott (1937)
  4. T. Oshie (1835)
  5. T. Hall (1587)