DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars are two days removed from their first Central Division victory, 4-3 at the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, but Dallas (15-14-5) faces another tough test at American Airlines Center on Monday against the New York Rangers, winners of eight straight.
"They play a high pace. They play high tempo. They're what we're trying to get to right now. We want to have eight straight too and play at a high pace," Stars defenseman Trevor Daley said. "It's going to be a great challenge tonight for us."
This game features the Rangers (19-10-4), who haven't lost since Dec. 6 at the Detroit Red Wings, and the NHL's top two goal scorers in New York left wing Rick Nash (23 goals, second in the League) and Dallas center Tyler Seguin (leads NHL with 25 goals).
Nash knows that the Rangers must limit the quality chances for Seguin, Stars captain Jamie Benn and veteran center Jason Spezza if they are to extend their winning streak to nine.
"For us it's eliminating our mistakes in the neutral zone and getting pucks deep. This is a team with Benn and Seguin, Spezza. All these guys are pretty big superstars that can score, so we got to limit our turnovers," Nash said.