DALLAS (AP) – Mats Zuccarello scored in the second round of the shootout and Henrik Lundqvist was perfect in the tiebreaker to lift the New York Rangers over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.
Zuccarello, playing in his seventh NHL game, beat Kari Lehtonen with a nifty hesitation move to help the Rangers improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11. Zuccarello starred again after scoring his first career goal in overtime to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Lundqvist denied Dallas’ Jamie Benn, Brad Richards and Mike Ribeiro in the shootout as the Rangers earned the extra point.
Lundqvist made 28 saves for the Rangers, who got a short-handed goal from Ruslan Fedotenko and a power-play goal from Artem Anisimov. Lundqvist earned an assist on Anisimov’s goal, the goalie’s second in two games and third this season.