- Puck Daddy1 hr ago
When Rich Peverley was being carried to the back by Dallas Stars medical and training personal, having slumped over on the bench during their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night, rookie forward Alex Chiasson sat on the boards, his back to the ice.
Moments later, he was seated on the bench, his head down. Like his teammates, have had an idea what ailed Peverley – he missed the preseason with an irregular heartbeat – and like his teammates, he wasn’t sure what happened to him after he was carried off, looking lifeless.
Peverley was taken to UT Southwestern St. Paul hospital on Monday night, alert and resting according to doctors who treated his “cardiac event” during the first period of the game.
According to the Stars, Chiasson also went to the hospital last night as well, distraught over the Peverley incident. He was released, but the Stars felt it was best that he didn't play 24 hours after the incident.
The rookie did not fly with the team to St. Louis for their game against the Blues on Tuesday night.Tue, Mar 114:00 PM PDTDetroit at ColumbusPreview Game
- Puck Daddy1 hr ago
It's a Tuesday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more:
Special Guest Star: Former NHL great Keith Primeau talks to us about the state of the game and his storied past.
• The latest on Rich Peverley.
• What ails the Capitals.
• Jeff Marek discusses being the single most important person in the HNIC/Rogers revamp.
Question of the Day: Should they allow more kicked-in goals in the NHL? Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us on Twitter with the hashtag #MvsW to @wyshynski or @jeffmarek. Click here for the Sportsnet live stream or click the play button above!
- Puck Daddy2 hrs ago
Kimmo Timonen’s in an interesting career crossroads, ahead of what assumes is the end of the road for his NHL career.
The nearly 39-year-old defenseman seems to have discovered a fountain of youth amidst the stray dogs of Sochi: He has seven points in four games since the Olympic break, including two goals in the Philadelphia Flyers’ overtime loss at Toronto on Saturday. He’s playing well as the Flyers push for the playoffs and potentially achieve Timonen’s dream of winning the Stanley Cup.
It’s that dream that brought him back to the Flyers for one season at $6 million.
“That’s why I’m still here,” he told CSN Philly. “It keeps you motivated every night, thinking about that I still have a chance to get it. Hopefully it’s this year.”
But is it a dream that’ll bring him back to the NHL again next season?
Timonen told Sarah Baicker of CSN that he’s undecided about next season. It all depends on how his body reacts to this season and if he believes he can rev up the engine for another 82 games in 2014-15.Tue, Mar 114:00 PM PDTNew Jersey at PhiladelphiaPreview Game
- Puck Daddy4 hrs ago
It was chaos.
Rich Peverley had come off the ice on a line change Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Roughly 30 seconds later, he was keeled over on the Dallas Stars bench.
“I instantly stood on the bench and started screaming up in the crowd for a doctor,” said Coach Lindy Ruff. “And actually there was I think one lady put her hand up. I think she had a Stars jersey on, said she was a doctor. I was just screaming to let the doctors know we needed somebody ASAP and they were there ASAP.”
Ruff knew Peverley’s health history: He had an ‘a-fib’ condition that was treated in the preseason, as doctors shocked his heart to get it back into the proper rhythm. He missed the preseason but felt fine through much of the regular season. Then, last week, Peverley missed a game with Dallas because he “felt strange” but returned to the lineup for games against Vancouver and Minnesota, in which he had three points.
But on Monday, something was very, very wrong.
“I was scared,” said Ruff. “My first emotion was we need somebody here real quick. When he dropped, it was red alert.”
The Dallas Stars medical staff answered the alarm.Tue, Mar 115:00 PM PDTDallas at St. LouisPreview Game
- Puck Daddy12 hrs ago
Let’s begin with an obvious nod to the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets medical staffs for their proactive and immediate reaction to Rich Peverley’s health scare that postponed the teams’ game on Monday night.
No. 1 Star: Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs star had a goal and two assists in their 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Randy Carlyle’s return to Anaheim. He had a secondary helper on Tyler Bozak’s goal and scored his 34th in the first; he then assisted on Paul Ranger’s second-period goal. Jonathan Bernier had 43 saves in the win.
No. 2 Star: Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
Duchene scored at 2:33 of overtime to give the Avs a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. He schooled Dustin Byfuglien with a spin move in the corner, fired the puck off Tobias Enstrom and then collected the rebound for his 21st of the season.
No. 3 Star: Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh PenguinsTue, Mar 117:30 PM PDTToronto at San JosePreview Game
- Puck Daddy18 hrs ago
Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars collapsed on their bench during the first period of Monday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and was immediately tended to by medical personnel before being taken to the hospital.
After a lengthy delay, and with the players on both teams stunned, the NHL elected to postpone the rest of the game.
The NHL's statement:
Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He has has been transported to the hospital. As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans.
With 13:37 left in the first period, Dallas players started pouring over the boards to get the officials’ attention to stop the action. The Blue Jackets’ players stood up and craned their necks to the left toward the Dallas bench, where personnel were frantically surrounding Peverley.
Trainers quickly carried him to the back without a stretcher by his hands and legs. The players stood around for several minutes, some players on one knee on the ice, before both teams returned to their locker rooms.
- Puck Daddy18 hrs ago
Think about the day you’re having. Perhaps it’s a good day. Perhaps it’s a bad day.
But no matter what kind of day it is, it’s undoubtedly better than the day Cody Ceci of the Ottawa Senators is having. Because Cody Ceci took a Shea Weber slap shot to the head.
Here’s the aftermath, as the Sens defenseman crumpled to the ice after taking the NHL’s second-hardest shot to the noggin.
Check out a GIF of the shot via SB Nation.
Ceci fell to the ice in front of Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson after he was hit on the side of the head by Weber's drive from inside the blue line at 10:21 of the first period. The 20-year-old rookie was bleeding from the right side of his head as he was helped off the ice to the dressing room.
The Senators reported that “Ceci will not return to tonight's game after sustaining a laceration behind his right ear.”
Well, yeah …Mon, Mar 10Nashville4 - 3OttawaGame Recap
- Puck Daddy21 hrs ago
Here is the Puck Daddy Viewing Guide: Spotlighting five things to watch for during tonight's slate of games. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.
Create-a-Caption: " Dallas Stars goalie Tim Thomas (30) skates on the ice prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks at the American Airlines Center."
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Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m.
Preview: Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m.
Preview: Phoenix Coyotes at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m.
Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m.
Preview: Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m.Wed, Mar 124:30 PM PDTVancouver at WinnipegPreview Game
- Puck Daddy22 hrs ago
Ted Nolan let it slip on Monday that the Buffalo Sabres and his agent are hammering out the details on a new deal that will keep him behind the bench through the team’s transition years.
Said Nolan: "I put into my representative's hand and I guess him and [GM Tim Murray] will be talking soon if not have talked already. Just formality and getting a couple of things ironed out and doing all the legal stuff. We'll leave it in their hands for now."
So “just a formality” would seem to indicate that this thing is getting done, which is at least a little surprising given how Nolan was knocked on his ass by the resignation of Pat LaFontaine from the Sabres.
Luckily for himself and the Sabres, Ted Nolan’s not an idiot.Tue, Mar 114:00 PM PDTNashville at BuffaloPreview Game
- Puck Daddy1 day ago
The Colorado Avalanche are practically locked into a Western Conference playoff seed, after many predicted they wouldn’t even make the postseason this year. This defying of expectations has prompted their playoff run battle cry: “WHY NOT US?”
Well, little did we know the true meaning of the phrase until the team released a playoff pump-up video on Monday: “No NHL team has made an embarrassingly awful cover of Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ featuring sweaty players, terrible acting and shirtless dudes making awkward faces in the bathroom mirror … so WHY NOT US?”
Here are Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, Paul Stastny and the Avalanche covering “Imagine Dragons.” Thus begins your frantic search for a “Men In Black” neurolizer to rid your mind of these images:
A few reactions:
1. The only way we could be more uncomfortably close to Matt Duchene’s face is if someone hit us with a shrink ray and we held a picnic on his lip divot.