Damage-plagued Rangers Proceed Free Fall With 2-1 Loss To Stars

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DALLAS — Accidents are mounting and losses hold coming.

Now lacking 5 regulars with Jimmy Vesey concussed and Marc Staal with a cervical pressure, and with a probable sell-off looming, the Rangers on Monday had been defeated as soon as once more, dropping 2-1 to the Stars. The Blueshirts (25-23-5) have misplaced three straight because the All-Star break, six of their final seven and 9 of their final 12.

Martin Hanzal scored the go-ahead objective on an influence play 2:05 into the third with a tip in entrance of a Julius Honka shot from the blue line.

Regardless of being outshot 21-9 within the first interval, the Rangers took a 1-Zero lead into the intermission due to Henrik Lundqvist and a objective by David Desharnais with 2:05 left within the interval.

Tyler Seguin introduced Dallas degree at 14:44 of the second, ringing a shot off the left publish and in throughout a delayed-penalty six-on-five scenario. The Rangers had been out-attempted 67-36 by means of two durations.

Vesey and Staal, who had been every injured on unpenalized head pictures throughout Saturday evening’s sport in Nashville, joined Chris Kreider (blood clot, rib resection,) Kevin Shattenkirk (meniscus surgical procedure) and Pavel Buchnevich (concussion) on the injured record. Vesey was on the enviornment doing an off-ice exercise Monday morning whereas Staal remained on the crew’s lodge. The severity of Staal’s damage is not but recognized and there is no timetable for both participant.

“Hopefully they will fly again with us (Tuesday),” Vigneault mentioned.

Vinni Lettieri, who remained with AHL Hartford after the All-Star break however was recalled Sunday, dressed for Vesey whereas Steven Kampfer changed Staal.

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