New York Rangers set for road clash against Central Division leading Dallas Stars
The New York Rangers are set to face off against the Dallas Stars on Monday night at the American Airlines Center in a battle of two division-leading teams.
“Dallas is a great team,” Braden Schneider said on Sunday. “We know we will have to bring our best.”
Coming off a thrilling 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils, the Rangers have built an impressive 12-2-1 record, reflecting their strong performance this season. Artemi Panarin, Jimmy Vesey, and Vincent Trocheck were key contributors against New Jersey to extend the team’s current point streak to 11 games (10-0-1).
Here’s tonight’s game and broadcast info:
New York Rangers (12-2-1) vs Dallas Stars (11-4-1)
Date/Time: November 20, 2023 @ 8:00 PM ET
Arena: American Airlines Center
Radio: ESPN 1050 AM
Note: Subject to change, updated for each game
New York Rangers Projected Lineup
No changes are expected in the Rangers lineup from Saturday night’s win. Per multiple reports, Igor Shesterkin was the first goalie off at the pre-game skate indicated he should start.
Kreider – Zibanejad – Wheeler
Panarin – Trocheck– Lafreniere
Cuylle – Bonino – Kakko
Vesey – Goodrow – Pitlick
Miller – Trouba
Lindgren – Gustafsson
Jones – Schneider
Injury Update: Adam Fox returned to practice on Sunday, read more here.
Note: The Rangers will have a pre-game skate scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center. Check back for updates.
New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars
The Rangers’ current performance has been highlighted by a series of impressive streaks and records. They are on a four-game winning streak and have maintained points in 11 consecutive games (10-0-1), their longest since October-November 2015. With 12 wins in their first 15 games, the team has set a franchise record. On the road, they have been particularly strong, tying for the most road wins with a 7-1-1 record and showcasing a formidable defense with the fourth fewest goals against per game at 2.22.
Panarin has been a standout player for the Rangers, currently on a franchise-record 15-game season-opening point streak. The team’s power play efficiency is also notable, ranking second in the NHL with a 33.3% success rate. Defensively, the Rangers are robust, with the second fewest goals against per game in the league at 2.20, and strong contributions in shot blocking from players like Jacob Trouba and Nick Bonino. Additionally, their faceoff win percentage leads the NHL at 55.9%.
As for the home team, the Stars, with an 11-4-1 record and 23 points (first in the Central Division), are poised to be a formidable opponent. Winners of four of their last five games they are led by their captain, Jamie Benn, as well as veterans Joe Pavelski and Tyler Seguin. However, Dallas’ most productive player is 24-year-old, Jason Robertson. Robertson is tied for the team lead with 15 points after registering 109 points last season.
The Rangers have had a history of success against the Stars, winning three straight road games and five out of their last seven in Dallas.
This game is set to be a compelling clash between two of the league’s top teams, each bringing their strengths and winning momentum to the ice.