- Obama takes aim at ‘corporate deserters’
- Dick’s Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros
- Senators: Cease-fire must allow Israel to defend against rockets, tunnels
- Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
- Kim Jong-un builds bond with Putin: $250M Russia-backed addition to key port opens
- Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death
Stars lose 1st home game since Peverley’s collapse
Question of the Day
It was the first home game for Dallas since forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench Monday because of an irregular heartbeat.
“It’s kind of something that we’ve been doing pretty well as of late,” Cammalleri said. “Whatever the score is coming into the third period and putting out all that we have and trying to keep going and stick with what we’re trying to do. Sometimes you’re rewarded.”
The Stars blew a valuable point in their bid to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and they weren’t happy about it. But the loss was secondary to another step toward getting back to the business of hockey.
The first was a 3-2 overtime win at St. Louis, the top team in the NHL, a night after Peverley’s collapse. The second was seeing their teammate for the first time at practice Thursday.
And then came Friday, when he surprised them by showing up in the locker room before they returned to the bench four nights after he collapsed there early in a game against Columbus and had to be revived in a nearby tunnel. The game was postponed.
“It brings a smile to your face to see him here at the arena and around the guys,” forward Erik Cole said. “Hopefully, it was good for him to be around the guys. We enjoyed seeing him and just to hang out with him.”
The 31-year-old Peverley, who was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in training camp, is out for the season. He will soon undergo a procedure designed to correct the condition.
Peverley got a standing ovation when he was shown on the video board, briefly waving from a suite but mostly clapping with a stoic look both times he was shown. A fan held a sign that said “Heart of a champion” with Peverley’s No. 17 outlined in red by the shape of a heart.
One of the linesmen, Pierre Racicot, clapped at center ice while the crowd roared, and the Stars banged their sticks on the boards in front of the bench, a universal clapping sign in hockey.
They were doing the same thing Monday, but then it was a frantic attempt to get the attention of game officials after Peverley collapsed.
“It was awesome that the crowd gave him a great ovation,” forward Jamie Benn said. “There were probably 20 smiling faces on the bench banging our sticks for him.”
With the Flames trailing 3-1 with 7 minutes left in regulation, Calgary’s Paul Byron lifted a shot past goalie Tim Thomas from in front late in a power play.
Cammalleri then got behind Thomas and stuffed in a loose puck for his second tying goal of the game with 4:30 remaining.
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- Hamas rejects Kerry's call for cease-fire; Fears grow others could join fight against Israel
- State Department indicates Nouri al-Maliki's days numbered as Iraq prime minister
- Inside China: Massive flight woes and a missile test
- Algerian plane diverted due to storms, second aircraft: 116 missing
- Evidence shows Russia firing artillery into Ukraine: Pentagon
- Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home in California: report
- Norway expects imminent 'concrete threat' from ISIL terrorists 'within days'
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq