Just two nights after one of the greatest nights in Dallas Stars history, where franchise icon Mike Modano saw his trademark No. 9 raised to the rafters at American Airlines Center on Saturday evening, the mood took a serious turn the other way on Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
That's because Dallas center Rich Peverley had what was termed a cardiac event by medical personnel upon returning to the Stars bench following a shift 5:50 into the game. Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff immediately called for medical personnel to provide assistance.
And to the credit of the team of medical professionals who immediately arrived to provide aid, that's exactly what they did. After moving Peverley to a hallway behind the Dallas bench, they administered oxygen, then an IV, started performing chest compressions and defibrillated him, a process which was quickly successful in restoring a rhythm to his heart.
During all of this, Peverley's teammates and the Columbus players along wi...