Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Bachman, Stars shut out Rangers, 1-0
By Mark Stepneski
Richard Bachman stopped 34 shots for his first NHL shutout and Trevor Daley scored with 4:59 left in the third period as the Dallas Stars defeated the New York Rangers 1-0 at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. Bachman is 2-0-0 with a 0.43 goals against average and .986 save percentage (71 saves on 72 shots) in three appearances for the Stars this season. The Stars have won two straight on the road and four of six overall (4-2-0).
The Stars and Rangers were scoreless in a fast paced first period. Both teams had eight shots on goal and both teams were 0-1 on the power play.
The Rangers outshot the Stars 13-12 in the second period. Both teams had one power play in the period, and Stars goalie Richard Bachman had big saves on each team’s power play.
He stopped Brad Richards with the Rangers on the power play, and then with the Stars on the power play late in the period he made a great glove stop on Ryan McDonagh with the Rangers on a two-on-one shorthanded break.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was shaken up when he was hit with a blast off the stick of Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray, but he continued to play.
Stars forward Jake Dowell and Rangers forward Brandon Prust picked up fighting majors in the period.
Both goaltenders traded big saves in the third period. Bachman made a nifty save on a Ryan Callahan deflection, a shot by Steve Eminger and a shot from the left circle by Artem Anisimov. Lundqvist stopped Eric Nystrom shorthanded and then made a great stop on a point blank chance by Mike Ribeiro.
The Stars finally broke through with 4:59 remaining. After Rangers defenseman Jeff Woywitka turned over the puck, Trevor Daley finished off a give-and-go with Ribeiro, beating Lundqvist with a shot from close range to give the Stars a 1-0 lead.
The Rangers had a power play, their fourth of the game, with 4:42 remaining but couldn’t take advantage. New York pulled Lundqvist with just over a minute remaining for the extra attacker, but they couldn’t crack Bachman and the Stars. Final score: Dallas 1, New York Rangers 0.
Injured: Burish (broken hand), Lehtonen (groin)
Scratched: Petersen, Pardy