Dallas Stars vs. New York Rangers Pick & Prediction JANUARY 12th 2023

Stadium: Madison Square Garden New York
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The New York Rangers look to extend their point streak to seven games when they host the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

New York is 4-0-2 in its past six games and 12-2-2 in the past 16. At home, the Rangers have won six of seven, including a come-from-behind 4-3 shootout win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Filip Chytil tied the game with 6:25 remaining in the third period, and following a scoreless overtime period, Artemi Panarin scored the deciding goal in the third round of the shootout.

Adam Fox and K'Andre Miller each scored, and Igor Shesterkin made 29 saves and then added two more in the shootout.

"It's pretty important for a team like ours, especially if we make the playoffs," Panarin said of the comeback win. "It's an important skill if we can go together and keep it; it doesn't matter how things are going, we can do the same thing."

Fox added an assist and extended his point streak to five games (one goal, six assists). The Rangers are 9-0-0 when Fox records multiple points in a game.

"We were down 2-0 in the first. I thought we could have been winning after the first period," Fox said. "But we battled. If we play like that, I think we're going to win a lot of games."

Chytil has goals in three of his last four games.

Rangers forwards Chris Kreider and Julien Gauthier sustained upper-body injuries against Minnesota. Kreider will miss the game against Dallas, but Gauthier practiced Wednesday.

Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said Kreider's injury is a short-term thing.

Shesterkin is 3-0-1 with a 2.99 goals-against average (GAA) and .904 save percentage in his career versus Dallas.

The Stars make the short trip to Manhattan after winning a shootout of their own on Tuesday, defeating the New York Islanders 2-1 for their second straight win.

Jason Robertson scored in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout for the Stars.

"I think we needed that," Dallas coach Peter DeBoer said. "I think Jake needed it. I think our group needed it. (Robertson), obviously, big goal in regulation (and) big goal in the shootout. He's done it all year for us, too. It was an important two points."

Robertson has five goals and an assist in his past five games.

Goalie Jake Oettinger made 27 saves and stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout.

Dallas is 7-3 in its past 10 games and continues to lead the Central Division.

"We all know what we're capable of in here, a lot of world-class players in this locker room," Oettinger said. "I think we believe that we can beat anyone when we play the right way and play our game."

Oettinger is 0-1-0 with a 5.67 GAA and .789 save percentage in two games -- one start -- against the Rangers.

Stars forward Denis Gurianov returned after missing nine games due to a family situation back in Russia. He was given a shift in overtime and took one of the shootout attempts.

"I think it was important for the team," DeBoer said. "We tried to get 'Gury' out there in overtime; we tried to get him out there in the shootout."

--Field Level Media

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Joe Pavelski had two power-play goals Monday to push the Dallas Stars past the host New York Rangers 5-3.

Pavelski, a free-agent signing for the Stars last summer, had been struggling with the puck, scoring his first goal in nine games on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils.

Against the Rangers, he scored both goals in the first period as the Stars and Rangers fought to a 2-2 tie heading into the intermission.

The first 20 minutes did not go without controversy.

The Rangers started the night with just 2:29 ticked off the clock when Pavel Buchnevich took a sharp-angle shot from the sideboards and fooled Stars goalie Anton Khudobin.

Pavelski got the Stars on the board just a few minutes later. Tyler Seguin rang the puck off the post with a big shot and John Klingberg got it back to Pavelski at the point.

The Rangers disputed the goal, claiming Seguin's shot caromed off the goal cage and hit the netting before returning it to the ice. Referees reviewed the play and determined it was a good goal.

Just 16 seconds later, with the Rangers tagged with another penalty for losing the review decision, Jamie Benn dished the puck from behind the net to Pavelski in the high slot. Pavelski made no mistake.

Before the end of the first, the Stars were on a penalty kill, and Brett Howden scored but the referees waved it off, saying he put the puck in the net with his hand.

The slow-motion replay showed the puck going in off the stick and the call was overturned.

Stephen Johns and Blake Comeau scored unanswered goals for the Stars in second, chasing Henrik Lundqvist from the Rangers net. The Stars didn't let up on Alexander Georgiev as Corey Perry fired a shot past the netminder for the fifth Dallas goal.

Brandon Lemieux got one back for the Rangers but it was all they could muster.

Khudobin made 33 saves for the Stars, who fired 21 shots at the Lundqvist-Georgiev tandem.

The Stars next visit the New York Islanders Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern. The Rangers host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

--Field Level Media