STARS (29-18-4) at RANGERS (25-21-4)
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Chris Kreider will not play because of an upper-body injury and Henrik Lundqvist will make his second straight start when the New York Rangers play the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Kreider was injured early in the second period of a 1-0 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, when teammate Mika Zibanejad accidentally kneed him. The forward did extra work prior to the morning skate and was on a regular line during the practice, but Rangers coach David Quinn said he would be a game-time decision. Kreider did not participate in warmups.
Lundqvist made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season Saturday. This will be his second straight start after backing up for five straight games and eight of the previous nine.
The Rangers have won two games in a row, both against Detroit. They are nine points out of the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.
Forward Roope Hintz is expected to play for the Stars after sitting out the past two games with an upper-body injury.
The Stars, who are tied for second in the Central Division with the Colorado Avalanche, have won two of their past three games, both in overtime, including 3-2 at the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
Players to watch
Stars forward Joe Pavelski scored in overtime Saturday to end an eight-game streak without a goal. He has two goals in his past 19 games.
Rangers center Mika Zibanejad has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past five games.
They said it
"We're giving ourselves a chance to win every game. We're playing good defense and we're going into overtime more because of our lack of scoring. Our power play carried us there for a while. That's cooled off, but at least we're giving ourselves a chance to win every game since the break." -- Stars coach Rick Bowness
"We believe we're still in this [playoff race] 100 percent. We play every team in front of us twice going forward. That's a lot of big points at stake." -- Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Roope Hintz -- Tyler Seguin
Mattias Janmark -- Joe Pavelski -- Alexander Radulov
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Denis Gurianov -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera -- Stephen Johns
Scratched: Taylor Fedun, Roman Polak, Joel Kiviranta
Injured: Justin Dowling (lower body)
Rangers projected lineup
Phillip Di Giuseppe -- Mika Zibanejad -- Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi Panarin -- Ryan Strome -- Jesper Fast
Brett Howden -- Filip Chytil -- Kaapo Kakko
Brendan Lemieux -- Greg McKegg -- Brendan Smith
Ryan Lindgren -- Jacob Trouba
Marc Staal -- Tony DeAngelo
Brady Skjei -- Adam Fox
Scratched: Micheal Haley, Igor Shesterkin,
Injured: Chris Kreider (upper body)
Di Giuseppe, a forward, was recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Sunday and will replace Kreider in the Rangers lineup.
The Stars are 7-3-0 on the road since Dec. 14. … The Rangers are 6-2-0 at home since Dec. 22. … Khudobin is 0-2-0 and has allowed six goals on 43 shots in his past two starts.