|Date of game: 12/29/2014
Recap: Dallas vs. NY Rangers
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoine Roussel scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period and the Dallas Stars snapped the New York Rangers' eight-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.
John Klingberg and Ales Hemsky also lit the lamp for the Stars, who have won six of seven. Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves.
J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes scored for the Rangers, who haven't won nine straight contests since tying a franchise record with 10 consecutive wins from Jan. 19-Feb. 10, 1973.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23-of-26 shots in New York's first loss since Dec. 6 at Detroit.
Miller, a healthy scratch Saturday against the Devils, scored a power-play goal 5:57 into the first period. He took a pass from Mats Zuccarello at the Dallas blue line and then beat Lehtonen from in close.
Klingberg tied things up at 9:02 when he scored from the high slot on the power play.
"It's a big thing for me," Klingberg said. "But it's just a goal, and it feels good to score again. And it's obviously on Henrik Lundqvist, so that's an extra thing, so it's kind of fun."
Hemsky gave Dallas a 2-1 lead at the 15:46 mark when his no-look backhand pass from behind the net deflected in off the stick of defenseman Marc Staal.
Hayes evened things up one minute later, redirecting Staal's blast from the point past Lehtonen.
Roussel scored 54 seconds into the middle stanza. Ryan Garbutt's shot hit off the end boards and went right to Roussel, who backhanded the puck into an empty net.
"I'm not really sure (what happened on that goal)," Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said. "[Garbutt] kind of threw it across. [Lundqvist] made a good save. It gets in his stick and comes right back out front. That was kind of a bit unlucky there."
Lehtonen made 10 saves in the third to preserve the victory.Game Notes
New York saw its four-game road winning streak come to an end ... Dallas
started a three-game homestand on Monday ... The Stars recalled defenseman
Jamie Oleksiak from Texas (AHL).