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Benn scores OT winner, Stars beat Blues

March 12, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime on Tuesday to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues 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 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.”

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.

At Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Penguins blanked the Washington Capitals 2-0.

Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, who swept the teams’ home-and-away 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.

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

Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart in the third period for the Blue Jackets as Columbus downed the Detroit Red Wings 4-1.

Nick Foligno and Derek MacKenzie also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky had 39 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have won five of six.

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.

The San Jose Sharks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 after Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist and passed the 400-point milestone for his career.

Tommy Wingels also scored, had a second goal waved off, delivered a bone-crushing check, and got into a fight for the Sharks, who moved within two points of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division. Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Marty Havlat added goals. Antti Niemi made 19 saves.

Jake Gardiner scored twice for the Maple Leafs.

Pavelski scored San Jose’s final two goals to give him 34 for the season.

Edmonton’s Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Oilers over the Minnesota Wild 4-3, and Jaromir Jagr scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

In other games, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-1, the Nashville Predators downed the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 and the Phoenix Coyotes were 3-1 winners over the Florida Panthers.

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