Scary Scene for Dallas Stars as Rich Peverley Has Heart Stop on Bench

March 11th, 2014 by Will Carroll Leave a reply »

Without the quick reaction of the Dallas Stars' medical staff, as well as the assistance of his teammates, this would likely be a eulogy for Rich Peverley.

Peverley's heart stopped briefly during Monday's game, which was immediately postponed and will be made up at a later date, if necessary. 

While on the bench in the first period, Peverley appears to have gone into cardiac arrest. In the video below, you can see the reaction of the athletic trainers, Dave Zeis and Craig Lowry, who rush Peverley from the bench back to the locker room with the assistance of others.

The Stars players reacted properly by getting out of the way, calling for the referees to stop the game so that EMTs could quickly cross the ice and provide whatever assistance was possible. 

After Peverley was rushed from the bench, the medical staff started chest compressions and then a defibrillator was used, per Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News.

These devices have become ubiquitous over the past decade and can restart the heart quickly and easily. Cowlisha ...

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