Game Recap: Dallas Stars at New York Rangers | 02/20/2024

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After a tough 4-3 shootout loss in Boston, the Dallas Stars traveled to New York City to face the New York Rangers and snap a two-game losing skid, which wasn’t the case. The Stars lost 3-1 to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Dallas fell to 34-15-8, while New York improved to 37-16-3.

Rangers starting goalie Igor Shesterkin made a whopping 41 saves for a hard-fought win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz, Joe Pavelski, Thomas Harley, Jason Robertson, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 23 saves in a losing effort.

Stars backup goalie Scott Wedgewood apparently thought he had the puck in his hand, but he didn’t appear to do so. Adam Fox fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 lead at 7:45 of the first period. Artemi Panarin and Ryan Lindgren collected the assists on Fox’s ninth of the season.

Adam Fox was called for holding against Jamie Benn at 18:37 of the first period. The Stars went on the power play but trailed 1-0 to the Rangers at the end of the first. Dallas outshot New York 10-6 after the opening 20 minutes.

The Stars started the second period with 37 seconds left on the power play, but they were unable to capitalize on the man advantage. Dallas had chances and close calls, but the Rangers took the lead when Kaapo Kakko blasted a snap shot to make it a 2-0 game at 8:23 of the second period.

The Stars wasted no time cutting the Rangers’ lead in half, 2-1 after Vincent Trocheck was called for tripping against Esa Lindell at 7:44 of the second period. Miro Heiskanen, also known as the “new dad,” capitalized on the man advantage with a wrist shot for a power-play goal at 9:10 of the second. Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski collected the assists on Heiskanen’s seventh of the season.

The Stars trailed 2-1 to the Rangers at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot New York 24-20 through 40 minutes.

The Stars pulled their goalie for an extra attacker for the final two minutes of the third period. The Stars’ decision didn’t work in their favor, as the Rangers had the last word. Vincent Trocheck fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to score an empty-net goal that extended the Rangers’ lead to 3-1 at 18:19 of the third. Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad collected the assists on Trocheck’s 19th of the season.

The Stars lost 3-1 to the Rangers in regulation. Dallas outshot New York 42-26 after 60 minutes.

Three Stars of the Game
1. Igor Shesterkin (1.000 GAA and .976 SV%)
2. Kaapo Kaako (1 point: 1 goal)
3. Adam Fox (1 point: 1 goal)

Cheers to 400
Miro Heiskanen skated in his 400th NHL game on Tuesday.

Texas Live!
The Dallas Stars hosted a watch party on Tuesday at Texas Live! with Jeff K, the Dallas Stars Ice Girls, etc.

The Great Return
Miro Heiskanen returned to the Stars’ top line on Tuesday after missing the Stars’ loss to Boston for the birth of his first child.

Cedar Park and Dallas
The Dallas Stars recalled Logan Stankoven from the Texas Stars on Tuesday. Additionally, Dallas loaned Alexander Petrovic to Texas.

Up Next
The Stars will take on the Ottawa Senators on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Central.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

In episode 8 of the Inside The Rink podcast, Matty and Smitty are joined by new co-host Conrad Jack. After the long hiatus, we get back to hockey with a PACKED episode!Matt Rempe & the Devils vs. Rangers Line BrawlCould the Vancouver Canucks squander a playoff opportunity? Have the Winnipeg Jets finally figured out their lines?Flyers Head Coach John Tortorella is a sound byte MACHINEOvechkin is on his way to 895, Who is next?McDavid joins elite company with 100 Assists in a seasonRyan Hartman was suspended 3 Games, was it worth 3 games??Can Auston Matthews hit 70 Goals this season?The Eastern Conference Wild Card race is heating up, who lands the two playoff berths?For all of your hockey news and more from the show, visit us at and watch us on YouTube! How to support us and our sponsors:TicketmasterColumbia Sports ApparelESPN+ SubscriptionFanaticsDraft Kings – CODE ITR
  1. We Got The Jack
  2. Episode 7. Player Safety First!
  3. Episode 6. Early Trade Season
  4. Episode 5. Longing For The Chiarelli Years
  5. Episode 4. Ottawa’s On Fire

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Alex Nedeljkovic

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced they have reached a two-year contract agreement with Alex Nedeljkovic that runs through the 2025-26 season at $2.5 million AAV. The 28-year-old finished his first season with the Penguins where he regained the confidence he lost during a rough 2022-23 season with the Detroit Red Wings. Ned went 18-7-7 in 38 […]

Read More

ECHL: Keaton Jameson Heading Overseas

The Norfolk Admirals are losing their second player in six days as Keaton Jameson is on his way to Glasgow, Scotland to play for the Glasgow Clan in the Elite Ice Hockey League. “I’m really happy to announce my commitment to the team for next season, and I’ve heard a number of good things about […]

Read More

Latest Update on Boston Bruins’ Goaltender Linus Ullmark Trade Talks

Trade talks have begun to heat up Thursday afternoon, with several sources reporting that Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark could be traded by the end of the week. The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta reports that the Ottawa Senators are ramping up preparations to acquire a goaltender. The Senators have been connected to Ullmark and have […]

Read More