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St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Following  Monday's medical  emergency 
involving Dallas forward Rich Peverley, the Stars were in desperate need of an 
emotional lift. 

Enter captain Jamie Benn. 

Benn  buried the game winner 3:42 into overtime, as the Dallas Stars secured a 
3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday at Scottrade Center. 

Monday's  matchup between  Dallas and Columbus was less than seven minutes old 
before Peverley, who had a procedure performed during the preseason to correct 
an irregular heartbeat, collapsed shortly after completing a shift. 

Players from both teams frantically called for medical personnel to assist the 
nine-year  veteran,  who  was  treated  for a  "cardiac  event"  before  being 
transported to a local hospital. 

The  game was promptly postponed, with players from both teams, especially the 
Stars, visible shaken by the incident. 

Dallas  rebounded  from the  scary scene  to collect  their third straight win 
Tuesday, thanks to regulation markers from Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel 
along  with a 28-save effort from Tim Thomas, who made his first start for the 
Stars since being acquired from Florida last Wednesday. 

"I  told them that you  can look for a reason to lose or you can find a way to 
win,"  Dallas  head coach Lindy  Ruff said of  getting his guys mentally ready 
less  than 24 hours  after Monday's incident. "I said we need to find a way to 
win and we need to win it for a couple of our teammates." 

Alex  Pietrangelo and Roman  Polak each potted a goal for St. Louis, which set 
a  franchise  record with at least  one point in its 20th consecutive division 
game, improving to 18-0-2 this season against other teams from the Central. 

Ryan Miller made 27 saves in defeat, his first with his new club. 

"Our  execution  could be a little  better and mine as well," Miller admitted. 
"We were in the game tonight. It could have gone either way." 

With  Dallas on the attack late in the extra session, Trevor Daley carried the 
disc  along the right midboards and made his way behind the net before sending 
a  backhand  feed through  the slot to  the right circle,  where Benn ripped a 
wrister past Miller to send the Stars to victory. 

Pietrangelo  put the Blues on the board  13:01 into the tilt when he buried a 
rebound  from in  front following  Magnus Paajarvi's  wraparound try,  but the 
Stars  answered in  the final minute of the frame after Kevin Shattenkirk went 
off for holding at 18:33. 

Alex  Goligoski fired a  shot from the right point that Miller fought off, but 
Sceviour  swatted  the rebound through Miller's  legs from in front to make it 
1-1 with 52.6 seconds on the clock. 

Following  a  scoreless second stanza,  the Stars jumped  on top 2:19 into the 
third  after  St. Louis forward  David Backes fanned on  a pass near the right 
point and Benn intercepted the disc before pushing it ahead to Roussel. 

Roussel  then  raced past a  defender before flipping  a quick wrister from in 
front  that Miller got most of, but not enough to keep the puck from trickling 
across the goal line to make it 2-1. 

However,  Polak  answered with a  heavy slapper from the  high slot at 5:01 to 
retie the tilt. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Stars  issued an  update on  Peverley's condition Tuesday  and said he is 
"resting  comfortably"  while undergoing more  tests in an attempt to discover 
what  triggered Monday's  episode ...  St. Louis  had a  five-game win  streak 
halted  ... The Blues went 0-for-3 on the power play, while Dallas finished 1- 
for-2 ... Dallas improved to 14-13-4 on the road this season. 

 
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