Dallas Stars (16-11-1, 33 pts) @ New York Rangers (17-6-4, 38 pts)
6:00 PM CT, December 13, 2011
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Richard Bachman got his first win in the NHL in his first start in the Stars 2-1 win over the LA Kings. Tonight, he faces a much stiffer test as the Stars hit the East Coast for three games in the New York/ New Jersey area. Their opponent tonight? The New York Rangers, the team that Brad Richards went to in the offseason and a team that could be sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference if they win the game tonight.
The big story in the media tonight will be about Richards, who spent the last four seasons with the Stars before moving to greener pastures this year. Richards has been solid, but not his usual top of the NHL self. When's the last time you've seen Richards play every game three months into the season and not sit in the top 10 in any of the offensive rankings (goals, assists and points)? The Rangers have been successful this...