The Blueshirts traveled to Dallas Tuesday night and once again fell to a playoff team by oe goal–for the fourth consecutive game. The Rangers lead the NHL with 36 games decided by one goal or less. New York forward Brendan Lemieux put in his fair share of words after the 1-0 defeat.
Dallas’ netminder ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots in his shutout and defensemen John Klinberg scored the winner early in the second. For the third game in a row, many people thought the refs were not so “kind” to the young guns on Broadway as with ten minutes remaining in the third, Mika Zibanejad was given a five minute major for this “boarding” call.
The opening frame was centered around Alexander Georgiev as he stopped all 11 shots he faced including a highlight pad save against Stars’ sniper Tyler Sequin. Ben Bishop also recorded 11 saves to keep the score knotted at 0 entering the third.
In what would be yet another evenly played period, with the shots favoring Dallas 19-9 respectively, the home team capitalized early for the eventual only goal of the game. With a great screen on Georgiev in front, defenseman John Klinberg wired a wicked wrister off the crossbar and post to light up the American Airlines Center. Both teams would have more glorious chances as well. First, on the powerplay, Mika Zibanejad caught Bishop frozen in his crease and let a wide open shot from the slot rip but he rang it off the crossbar and out of play. Only minutes later, the Stars received a powerplay of their own and on said man advantage, Tyler Sequin rocketed a one timer off the inside of the iron and out.
Let’s summarize the concluding frame;
The Rangers will look to bounce back Thursday against the struggling Red Wings.