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Dallas at NY Rangers
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 19, 2018
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

The New York Rangers got off to a rough start at home this season, losing three of their first five, but have been unstoppable ever since. The Rangers seek their sixth straight win at Madison Square Garden when they continue their three-game homestand Monday against the Dallas Stars.

Chris Kreider helped lead New York to its fifth home triumph in a row on Saturday, recording a goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory over Florida. The 27-year-old left wing, who was drafted 19th overall in 2009, has registered four tallies and three assists during his four-game point streak and has been kept off the scoresheet in only three of his last nine contests - notching seven goals and four assists in that span. Dallas kicked off its three-game road trip in strong fashion Sunday as it skated to a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders behind three-point performances from each member of its top line. Alexander Radulov scored two goals and set up another, Tyler Seguin recorded a tally and two assists and captain Jamie Benn set up three scores as the Stars produced their highest output of the season.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, FS Southwest Plus (Dallas), MSG (New York)

ABOUT THE STARS (11-7-2): Sunday was a day of firsts for Dallas' roster as 22-year-old Finnish left wing Roope Hintz scored his initial NHL goal and 24-year-old defenseman Gavin Bayreuther recorded his first point with an assist in his second career game. Blue-liner Esa Lindell also got in on the act, as the Finn registered his first two-goal performance in the NHL. Defenseman Ben Gleason, who was recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League along with Hintz on Saturday, was in the lineup against the Islanders while center Tyler Pitlick sat out due to an illness.

ABOUT THE RANGERS (10-8-2): Henrik Lundqvist continued his climb up the all-time wins chart on Saturday, registering the 438th of his career to pass Jacques Plante for seventh place. The 36-year-old Swede, who notched his 24th assist in the victory to pull within one of John Vanbiesbrouck for most by a goaltender in franchise history, is seven victories away from tying Terry Sawchuk for sixth all-time in the NHL. Ryan Strome made his team debut on Saturday after being acquired from Edmonton a day earlier and saw 16 minutes, 42 seconds of ice time on 21 shifts.

OVERTIME

1. Kreider has scored only three of his team-leading 11 goals this season at home.

2. Dallas C Jason Spezza notched two assists on Sunday, with the first being his 900th career point.

3. The Rangers assigned F Vinni Lettieri, who failed to notch a point in 14 games this season, to Hartford of the American Hockey League.

PREDICTION: Rangers 4, Stars 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Dallas 11-7-2-0 W2 7-3-1-0 4-4-1-0 1-1-1-0 10-6-1-0 1-1-1-0
NY Rangers 10-8-2-0 W1 7-3-0-0 3-5-2-0 0-3-0-0 10-5-2-0 1-2-1-0
Last Meeting
Dallas NY Rangers
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
2/5/18 NYR 1 DAL 2 41 31 1-5 32 39 0-3
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
Dallas M. Hanzal 1
NY Rangers D. Desharnais 1
Goals Player  
Dallas M. Hanzal 1
NY Rangers D. Desharnais 1
Assists Player  
Dallas J. Honka 1
NY Rangers V. Lettieri 1
Saves Player  
Dallas B. Bishop 31
NY Rangers H. Lundqvist 39
Season
Total Points Player  
Dallas T. Seguin 23
NY Rangers M. Zibanejad 22
Goals Player  
Dallas J. Benn 10
NY Rangers C. Kreider 12
Assists Player  
Dallas T. Seguin 15
NY Rangers K. Hayes 13
Saves Player  
Dallas B. Bishop 430
NY Rangers H. Lundqvist 546
Quickchart Matchup
Dallas Off vs  NY Rangers Def
2.9 GF
3.2 GA
30.4 Shots
34.1 Shots
11 PP
16 PK
NY Rangers Off vs  Dallas Def
2.85 GF
2.6 GA
29.8 Shots
31 Shots
14 PP
11 PK