Rangers shut out Stars 2-0

BY Louis Ojeda Jr. • December 15, 2016

DALLAS (AP) -- Rick Nash scored an unassisted goal short-handed in the third period and two New York Rangers goalies combined to shut out the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Thursday night

Nash broke up a pass by Jamie Benn near the Rangers' blue line, skated down the ice and put a snap shot past Dallas goalie Antti Niemi at 7:08.

Mats Zuccarello added an empty-net goal.

Henrik Lundqvist started in net for New York for the first time in six games, but left for 5:31 of the first period after Dallas' Cody Eakin hit him behind the net. Eakin received a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.

Lundqvist finished with 27 saves. His brief replacement, Antti Raanta, had none.

Niemi made 28 saves for Dallas.

The Rangers have won four of five. The Stars missed a chance to match their longest winning streak this season at two games.