Rangers riding wave of emotions after Stadium Series host Stars

NHL: Dallas Stars at New York Rangers
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The buzz from the New York Rangers late rally over the New York Islanders at MetLife Stadium on Sunday is still being felt by the players and fans alike.

After scoring two power play goals with under five minutes in the third period to tie, and then Artemi Panarin’s game-winner just 10 seconds into overtime, highlights have been running 24/7. All over social media and other sports outlets, everyone can’t seem to get enough of that amazing comeback in front of 79,600 crazed fans outdoors.

“The atmosphere was electric,” Panarin said. “It was something I couldn’t compare with anything else. I had to hold back tears because it was that much of a spectacle.”

Now, the Rangers will need to get focused as they host a very good Dallas Stars team at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

Here’s today’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (36-16-3) vs Dallas Stars (34-14-8)
Date/Time: February 20, 2024 @ 7:00 PM ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

Note: Subject to change, updated for each game

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New York Rangers projected lineup

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Update: Defenseman Ryan Lindgren is cleared to play. Igor Shesterkin will start.

Here’s the expected lineup versus the Stars:

Kreider – Zibanejad – Vesey
Panarin – Trocheck – Lafreniere
Cuylle – Brodzinski – Kakko
Edstrom – Goodrow – Rempe

Lindgren – Fox
Miller – Trouba
Gustafsson – Schneider


Note: The New York Rangers will hold a morning skate at the MSG Training Center at 10:30 a.m. ET. Peter Laviolette will address the media afterwards. Check back for updates.

New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars

The Rangers lead in the Metro Division over the Carolina Hurricanes is at four points (75 to 71). Throughout the Blueshirts current seven-game winning streak, the Canes have matched them step for step in order to keep pace. In their last 10 games, New York is 8-1-1 with Carolina going 8-2-0.

After the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Devils to open the Stadium Series last Saturday, the Rangers now have a 10 point lead over the Metro’s third place team. As we inch closer to the postseason, the Rangers and Canes appear to be duking it out for the top spot.

Overall, the Rangers 36 wins are tied for the second most in the NHL and their 75 points ranks fifth. Per NYR PR, New York leads the NHL in wins, points, and goals per game (4.43) since Jan. 27th.

Across the way, Dallas is tops in the Central Division with 76 points. Coming into tonight’s action, they’ve lost two in a row (0-0-2), including Monday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins. Prior to that, they had won 7 of their last 8 games. The Stars are riding a five-game points streak (3-0-2).

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