wednesDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Peverley will sit: Rich Peverley will not play again this season after collapsing on the bench during a game. Whether the Dallas Stars' forward will ever play again won't be known until after more extensive work is done to evaluate his irregular heartbeat. Peverley appeared briefly at a news conference Wednesday, reading nervously from a statement that thanked "the number of people that saved my life" after he went down in the first period of a game against Columbus, stunning players, coaches and fans. Dr. Robert Dimeff said Peverley's heart likely raced out of control and then stopped during the game against Columbus on Monday night, but probably for no more than about 10 seconds before medical personnel got it going again in the tunnel behind the Dallas bench.

Flames 7, Ducks 2: Mikael Backlund scored twice to help Calgary rout Anaheim, which is now 0-2-2 in its last four games.

Bruins 4, Canadiens 1: Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic scored in the second period, and Boston won its sixth straight.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS



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