Rangers at Stars
7:30 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM, 96.7 FM
Records: Stars 11-7-2, 24 points; Rangers 10-11-0, 20
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About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday that capped a 3-0 swing through western Canada. … The Stars have won six of the past seven and are 7-2-1 in the past 10 games, but have gained ground on only one team (Colorado) of the four teams ahead of them in the Central Division standings. … The Stars have won six straight on the road, but they return home looking to snap a three-game losing streak on home ice. … Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (10-3-2) faced 90 shots during the three-game road trip and allowed only four goals. He stopped 42 of 43 shots in Vancouver.
About the Rangers: New York is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night as it begins a five-game road trip in Dallas. The Rangers, who trail Pittsburgh and Washington in the Metropolitan Division, are 6-6 on the road this season, but they have won four straight outside of Madison Square Garden. … New York is led by former Stars center Brad Richards, who has six goals and 10 assists this season but has only one point (an assist) in the past four games. … Rick Nash returned to the Rangers’ lineup Tuesday after missing 17 games with a head injury. — From online reports