The New York Rangers lost their fifth straight game this evening as they were shutout by Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars. The Rangers put together another hard fought game but they just couldn’t find a way to solve Dallas’ goaltender. Mika Zibanejad was ejected from the game early in the third period on a questionable call, which put the Rangers down man for five minutes.
Alexandar Georgiev put in another solid effort in the crease tonight turning away 23 shots, and keeping the Rangers in this game on the penalty kill. David Quinn will likely continue to give him starts down the stretch if he keeps playing this well.
John Klingberg (9) - Miro Heiskanen (18) - 1:16 2nd Period
Following a scoreless first period, the Stars finally broke the scoreless time a little over a minute into the second period. Miro Heiskanen and John Klingberg exchanged passes at the blue line, and Klingberg made a break down the right side of the ice. Klingberg released a quick shot through traffic that deflected off of the crossbar and in behind Alexandar Georgiev to make it a 1-0 lead for Dallas.
With another loss on the board for the Rangers, they will have a scheduled off day tomorrow before returning to action on Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings.