Brad Richards plays his 800th NHL game, against the team he left as a free agent in July.
Pre-game notes, courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DALLAS STARSTuesday, Dec. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 17-6-4 (38 pts)Stars: 16-11-1 (33 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 11
TONIGHT’S GAME:The Rangers will face-off against the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fourth game in six days. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17-6-4 (38 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Florida Panthers, 6-1, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, to sweep their weekend back-to-back set. New York has now recorded at least one point in 16 of their last 19 contests (14-3-2). The Stars enter the contest with a 16-11-1 (33 pts) record to rank third in the Western Conference, and have lost two of their last three games. ...