ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime, giving the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, one night after teammate Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Roman Polak ended lengthy goal droughts for the Blues, who lost for the first time in five games with new goalie Ryan Miller.
Colton Sceviour, among two call-ups by the Stars with Peverley out indefinitely and teammate Alex Chiasson also hospitalized due to emotional distress after his teammate's "cardiac event," scored on a power play in the first period.
Miller robbed the other call-up, Chris Mueller, with a glove save from point-blank range with 2:16 to go in the third. But he couldn't corral a shot by Benn, the Stars captain, that gave Dallas its fourth win in five games.
The Stars' home game against Columbus was postponed Monday night after Peverley fell ill with a heart problem. Peverley remained hospitalized in stable condition on Tuesday while undergoing tests.
Benn has scored in three straight games and has seven points in a five-game streak.
The Blues are 18-0-2 against the Central Division, breaking the franchise record of 19 consecutive games with a point in divisional play set in 1968-69. During the five-game winning streak, they never allowed more than two goals.
Polak tied it at 2 at 5:01 of the third period with his first goal in 37 games and fourth overall. He sent a drive through traffic that got past Tim Thomas.
Pietrangelo, who earlier this season became the first Blues defenseman to score 40 points in his first three seasons, snapped a 20-game goal drought in the first period.
Pietrangelo had 11 assists since his previous goal on Jan. 10 at Vancouver.
Antoine Roussel scored on a breakaway earlier in the period to put the Stars ahead, sending the puck slowly trickling between Miller's pads. Roussel got free after David Backes flubbed a cross-ice pass near the blue line in the offensive zone.
Sceviour, among the leading scorers in the AHL for the Texas Stars, scored his fourth goal in eight games this season against a team that had killed 33 of 35 power-play chances the previous 11 games.
NOTES: Blues D Jay Bouwmeester played in his 700th consecutive regular-season game, the longest active streak in major sports. ... The Blues fell to 36-1-5 when scoring first. ... Roussel had one assist the previous four games. ... Polak has four goals, tying his career best for a season.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A woman who was the victim of an infamous kidnapping in Utah will visit Columbia on Friday to speak at the University of Missouri.
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at age 14 by a homeless street preacher and spent nine months in captivity before being discovered with her two captors in Utah. She released her memoir in October 2013.
Smart is now an advocate for abducted and missing children. She will appear at a Friday afternoon book signing at the campus bookstore before her evening lecture at Jesse Auditorium.
Admission to the lecture is free for students with a university ID and $10 for members of the public.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:37 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri retailers could start selling beer by the bottle under legislation given initial approval in the state Senate.
State law currently prohibits stores from selling beer in packages that contain fewer than three bottles.
The bill by Republican Sen. Eric Schmitt, of Glendale, would allow the sale of a single bottles, cans or pouches of beer.
Senators gave the bill preliminary approval Monday. A second vote is needed to send it to the House.
If the measure is passed by both chambers and signed by the governor, single-serving beer sales could start in stores in 2015.
Schmitt described the legislation as promoting freedom and liberty. Democratic Sen. Jolie Justus, of Kansas City, said it's a neat way to help a lot of small businesses.
--- Beer sales bill is SB689.