Klein scores with 2:53 left, Rangers beat Stars 3-2

New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) reaches for the puck against Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) as Stars' Colton Sceviour (22) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Dallas. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) Kevin Klein scored with 2:53 left to lift the New York Rangers over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night.

Ryan McDonagh gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with a goal 8:26 into the third, and then helped prevent a tying goal by sliding over a loose puck at the goal line.

Valeri Nichushkin scored for Dallas with 4:01 left, but then Klein got the winner from the slot into the upper right corner of the net.

Chris Kreider also scored, and Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves for the Rangers. Second-place New York is 16 points behind Metropolitan Division-leading Washington.

Colton Sceviour also scored for the Stars, and Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves. Dallas has lost four of its past five home games and has a one-point lead in the Central Division over Chicago.