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St. Louis Blues' Roman Polak, left, of the Czech Republic, and Dallas Stars' Valeri Nichushkin, of Russia, chase after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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First Published Mar 12 2014 09:33 am • Last Updated Mar 13 2014 04:48 pm

STARS 3, BLUES 2

ST. LOUIS • Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime on Tuesday, giving the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues one night after teammate Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.

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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 scored a power-play goal for Dallas in the first period. Sceviour and Chris Mueller were promoted after Peverley was sidelined indefinitely and teammate Alex Chiasson also was hospitalized due to emotional distress after his teammate’s "cardiac event."

Miller robbed 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 Stars captain Benn that gave Dallas its fourth win in five games.

The Stars’ home game against Columbus on Monday night was postponed after Peverley fell ill with a heart problem. Peverley remained hospitalized in stable condition on Tuesday while undergoing tests.

PENGUINS 2, CAPITALS 0

PITTSBURGH • Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading Pittsburgh over Washington.

Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, who swept the teams’ home-and-home series one night after beating the Capitals 3-2 in Washington. Pittsburgh has won three in a row and picked up at least a point in eight of its last 10 games.


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The Penguins also have beaten their longtime rivals a franchise-record eight straight times.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots in his third start for Washington. Alex Ovechkin was held without a point for the fourth consecutive game as the Capitals lost for the fourth time in five games.

Fleury tied his career high for shutouts in a season while winning his sixth straight start against the Capitals.

BLUE JACKETS 4, RED WINGS 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio • Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky had 39 saves, leading Columbus to the victory against Detroit.

Nick Foligno and Derek MacKenzie also scored and Nathan Horton had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who have won five of six.

Columbus was playing one night after its game at Dallas was postponed in the first period when the Stars’ Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.

The Blue Jackets and Red Wings came in to this game tied with 71 points in the East and battling for playoff position.

Danny DeKeyser scored for the Red Wings, who went to third-string goalie Petr Mrazek when Jimmy Howard couldn’t play because of the flu. Mrazek stopped 33 shots.

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