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FINAL
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Dallas Stars DAL 0 0 1 1
28 SHOTS 34
27 FACEOFFS 25
22 HITS 28
15 PIM 11
0/2 PP 0/4
9 GIVEAWAYS 9
6 TAKEAWAYS 5
16 BLOCKED SHOTS 13
       

Hot Stars goalie shuts down Rangers in 1-0 nail-biter

Tuesday, 12.13.2011 / 9:52 PM

2011-12 Game No. 28; Home Game No. 13 Rangers' Record: 17-7-4
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Trevor Daley broke up a scoreless game with 4:59 left, Richard Bachman made 34 saves to win his second straight start, and the Dallas Stars beat the Rangers 1-0 on Tuesday night.

It appeared neither team would be able to break through, as few scoring chances were generated during the slogfest that included multiple whistles for icing and offsides.

But Daley finally found the net, finishing off a give-and-go play with Mike Ribeiro in the closing minutes. That was enough to give Bachman the win in his second career start.

Henrik Lundqvist was the hard-luck loser despite making 27 saves and shaking off a second-period injury. The Rangers lost for only the third time in 10 games (7-2-1). It was a disappointing finish for Brad Richards, who played his first game against the Stars since he signed with the Rangers in July.

Daley's goal was all the offense Dallas needed to win for the fourth time in six games.
 
An uneventful first period, in which each team recorded eight fruitless shots, was highlighted by a big collision between Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and Bachman.

Hagelin raced into the Dallas end in pursuit of the puck, and Bachman bolted out of his crease into the left circle to try to beat him to it. They both arrived at the same time in a crash that also included Dallas defenseman Alex Goligoski.

Hagelin was given a questionable penalty for charging, that Rangers coach John Tortorella vociferously protested.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers held Dallas without a goal in two shorthanded situations (a total of 4:00), and have now held their opponent scoreless on the power play in four straight games (16-for-16 over the span) while tallying three shorthanded goals during the stretch. The Rangers' penalty kill is 26-for-28 (92.9 percent) in the last nine games.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Lundqvist 2. Del Zotto 3. Richards


THE BIGGER PICTURE
The final score aside, this was a very strong effort from the Rangers against a team tworking very hard to stifle the Blueshirts' trademark style of play. And without a remarkably strong showing from their goaltender, the Stars would likely not have won this game.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (23:53)
Shots -- Richards (5)
Hits -- Dubinsky (4)
Blocks -- Del Zotto, Eminger (3)
Takeaways -- Anisimov (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (16)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. DALLAS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Brandon Dubinsky Erik Christensen Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Steve Eminger
Jeff Woywitka Anton Stralman
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Del Zotto, Eminger, Anisimov, Stepan, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Brandon Dubinsky Erik Christensen
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
McDonagh/Stralman Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Steve Eminger
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