Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:
Rangers 3, Stars 2.
– The Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars, 3-2, tonight at American Airlines Center, to begin a five-game road trip. New York tallied two goals in a span of 37 seconds early in the third period to pull out the victory.
– The Blueshirts are now 11-11-0 overall (22 pts), including a 7-6-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers have won five straight road games, out-scoring their opponents 14-8 over the span.
– The Rangers were awarded a penalty shot for the second consecutive game. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the second time in franchise history the Blueshirts attempted a penalty shot in successive games, having also done so during the 1934-35 season (Nov. 19, 1934 vs. St. Louis and Nov. 22 vs. Detroit). The last time an NHL team was awarded a penalty shot in consecutive games was the Vancouver Canucks on Mar. 14, 2013 vs. Nashville and Mar. 16, 2013 vs. Detroit.
– The Rangers have held opponents to two or fewer goals in 13 of the last 15 games, and 14 of the last 17. New York has allowed 25 goals over the last 15 games (1.67 goals against per game), and 29 goals in the last 17 games (1.71 goals against per game).
– The Rangers have won three of their last four games against Dallas, having out-scored the Stars, 11-7, over the span.
– The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in four of their last five games at Dallas, improving to 3-1-1-0 over the span dating back to Nov. 29, 2002.
– The Rangers converted on their only power play attempt of the contest (0:36), and have now registered a goal in five of the last seven games (5-23, 21.7% over the span).
– The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 4-5 (7:41) in the contest, and are now 13-14 (92.9%) in the last five games.
– The Rangers out-hit the Stars, 24-18, and were credited with 21 blocked shots in the contest. New York had 14 players register at least one hit, and had six players with two or more blocked shots.
– Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high, 41 saves, including 23 in the first period, and tallied a power play assist to improve to 7-9-0 overall with a 3-4-0 mark on the road this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 23 saves in the first established a career-high for saves in a single period, breaking his previous career-high of 20 saves in a period (Dec. 29, 2010 vs. NJD, Second Period; Apr. 6, 2013 vs. CAR, Third Period).
– Lundqvist has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in 10 of his 16 starts, including eight of his last 10 games since returning from injury in the home opener on Oct. 28 vs. Montreal. Lundqvist is 5-5-0 with a 1.71 goals against average, .940 save percentage, and one shutout in his last 10 games since returning.
– Rick Nash notched a power play goal, two shots, and two blocked shots in 15:34 of ice time. He has now tallied 19 goals in 34 career games against Dallas. Nash was also awarded a penalty shot at 8:39 of the third period (save), the 10th penalty shot attempt of his career.
– Chris Kreider tallied a goal and two shots in 15:18 of ice time. He has now tallied 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in the last 12 games, and 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 15 games following his recall on Oct. 20.
– John Moore notched the game-winning goal at 1:55 of the third period, and was credited with two blocked shots in 13:40 of ice time. He has now tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in the last two games. Each of Moore’s goals this season were game-winners.
– Dan Girardi recorded an assist, and tied for the game-high with four hits and four blocked shots in a team-high, 22:58 of ice time.
– Derick Brassard tallied the primary assist on the game-winning goal and two shots in 10:09 of ice time. He has registered a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist over the span).
– Ryan Callahan recorded a power play assist and tied for the team-high with three shots in 18:51 of ice time. He is now tied for second on the team with four power play points (four goals, one assist) on the season.
– Carl Hagelin registered an assist on the game-winning goal, two shots and two hits in 12:01 of ice time. He has now tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in four road games this season.
– Derek Stepan tallied an assist in 16:13 of ice time, to increase his assist streak on the road to four games (five assists over the span). He now leads the team with 11 assists and ranks second in scoring with 15 points on the season.
– Tomorrow – Practice, 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Sportsplex (222 25th Ave. N, Nashville, TN)
– Next Game – Saturday, Nov. 23 at Nashville (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2)
Photo by The Associated Press.