Earlier this week, a game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets came to an abrupt and premature halt when Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. He suffered a cardiac arrest as the result of a ventricular fibrillation, which is a kind of heart arrhythmia.
Now Peverley is stable and set to undergo surgery, having survived a “cardiac event” that claims 90% of its victims. However, at the time you could hear a pin drop in American Airlines Center as players and fans looked on, anxiously awaiting an update on the terrifying situation.
Unfortunately this was not the first time an arena full of NHL fans had been left breathless by a near-death situation. It’s merely the latest instance. Click on the arrows to learn about some other horrifying incidents that left everyone in disbelief.
Be warned, though. Some of them are not for the faint of heart.