Stars Bounce Back With 6-3 Win Over Rangers

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The Dallas Stars looked to bounce back on Monday against the New York Rangers, and they did. The Stars defeated the Rangers 6-3 at the American Airlines Center.

The Stars’ starting lineup was tweaked as it featured Jani Hakanpää, Wyatt Johnston, Jason Robertson, Evgenii Dadonov, Esa Lindell, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 30 saves for a victory. Meanwhile, Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin made 30 saves in a losing effort.

The Rangers opened the game’s scoring on the Stars’ home ice with Vincent Trocheck netting a wrap-around goal, a power-play one, at 16:25 of the opening period. Chris Kreider and Erik Gustafsson collected the assists on Trocheck’s fifth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Rangers 1-0 at the end of the first period. New York outshot Dallas 16-7 after 20 minutes.

The Rangers doubled the lead a little over midway in the second period. Kaapo Kakko fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to make it a 2-0 game at 13:38 of the second. Nick Bonino and Jacob Trouba collected the assists on Kakko’s second of the season.

The Stars finally go on the board and cut the Rangers’ lead in half less than a minute later. Stars captain Jamie Benn unleashed a snap shot into the Rangers’ net to cut the road team’s lead to 2-1 at 14:23 of the second period. Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz collected the assists on Benn’s fourth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Rangers 2-1 at the end of the second period. Dallas outshot New York 11-7, but still fell behind in shots, 23-18, after 40 minutes.

The Stars tied the score and opened the third-period scoring. Joe Pavelski blasted home a snap shot to tie the game 2-2 at 1:01 of the third. Miro Heiskanen and Roope Hintz collected the assists on Pavelski’s eighth of the season.

After further review, there was no goaltender interference on Mason Marchment’s power-play goal, and the Stars took their first lead of the night. Marchment fired a wrist shot into the Rangers’ net to give the Stars a 3-2 lead at 7:06 of the third period.

The Stars doubled their lead, 4-2, when Tyler Seguin fired a wrist shot into the Rangers’ net at 8:24 of the third period. Mason Marchment collected the lone assist on Seguin’s sixth of the season.

The Stars extended their lead to 5-2 at 16:30 of the third period. Sam Steel scored an unassisted, short-handed goal, his first with the Stars, on the Rangers’ empty net.

The Stars expanded their lead to 6-2 at 17:04 of the third period. Roope Hintz scored a short-handed, empty-net goal. Tyler Seguin collected the lone assist on Hintz’s seventh of the season.

The Rangers had the last word in the third-period scoring, but it was too little too late. Barclay Goodrow scored on a backhand shot to cut the Stars’ lead in half, 6-3, at 19:44 of the third. Braden Schneider and Jacob Trouba collected the assists on Goodrow’s first of the season.

The Stars beat the Rangers 6-3 at the end of the third period. Dallas outshot New York 36-33 after a full 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Mason Marchment (2 points: 1 goal, 1 assist)
2. Joe Pavelski (2 points: 1 goal, 1 assist)
3. Roope Hintz (3 points: 1 goal, 2 assists)

Seeing Stars
The Stars announced that former Stars captain Mike Modano will be honored with a statue outside the American Airlines Center on March 16, 2024.

Hockey Fights Cancer
The Stars hosted Hockey Fights Cancer night on Monday and made Jayden the star of Monday’s game.

Up Next
The Stars will host the Vegas Golden Knights in a Western Conference Finals matchup on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Central.

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