On Monday, Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars collapsed on the bench shortly after coming off the ice about seven minutes into the game.

Peverley was quickly lifted away from the area by his areas and lifted away by his arms and legs and rushed down the tunnel.

The 31 year old suffered a cardiac event and has a history of heart trouble and missed the pre-season due to an operation to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Thankfully Peverley is stable in hospital and looks to be out of the woods. 

It could be so different however if not for one lone Stars supporter in the arena on that fateful Monday night earlier in the week.

Fortunately for everybody involved, a Stars season ticket holder rushed down to the tunnel and locker room area to help aid the stricken star.

This was no normal, concerned fan however. This selfless man or woman was a registered trauma nurse who went above and beyond in provifing potentially life saving treatment to Peverley before he was rushed to hopsital.

Peverley has been ruled out for the rest of the season - and possibly will have to retire - but it could have been so much worse if not for the rapid response of everyone involved in ensuring his wellbeing.

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