Dallas goaltender Mike Smith put on a clinic with 39 saves on Sunday afternoon, as the Stars escaped Madison Square Garden with a 3-2 victory. Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan scored for the Blueshirts, who outshot the Stars by a lopsided 41-18 margin. The difference was Smith, who rebounded from a 1-0 deficit and held the fort until Brenden Morrow broke a 2-2 tie in the third.
Recap THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. M. SMITH -- DAL
2. M. RIBEIRO -- DAL
3. B. SHANAHAN -- NYR NOTES
* Brendan Shanahan tallied a goal and recorded nine shots on net in 20:30 of icetime. He has collected eight points (four goals and four assists) in his last six games at MSG and seven points (three goals and four assists) in his last eight contests overall.
* Jaromir Jagr notched a goal at 6:30 of the opening frame, fired six shots and posted a plus-one rating … Has posted a plus or even rating in 13 of his last 14 contests, registering a plus-two rating over the span.
* Scott Gomez collected an assist and won 10 of 18 faceoffs (56%). He has picked up one assist in each of the last two games and has registered 14 points (two goals and 12 assists) in the last 13 games.
* Sean Avery
registered one assist, delivered five hits and posted a plus-one rating in 20:28 of icetime. He has recorded nine points (two goals and seven assists) and a plus-three rating in his last 10 games.
* Brandon Dubinsky
picked up an assist on Jaromir Jagr’s first period goal, won 10 of 19 faceoffs (53%) and posted a plus-one rating.
* Michal Rozsival logged a team-high, 24:48 of icetime and posted a plus-one rating. He has posted a plus or even rating in 16 of his last 17 games, registering a plus-four rating during the stretch.
* The Rangers have sold out 87 consecutive regular season games.