Mike Modano admitted that Thursday morning’s experience could likely be the first of many awkward moments for the veteran center.
"There probably will be a handful of those that will happen throughout the whole season," said Modano, who staked with his new Red Wings’ teammates for the first time since signing a one-year contract with the club last month.
"Maybe this came at a good time in my career, where I needed something to rejuvenate me and ignite my career a little bit. Maybe this is it," Modano said.
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench