What you should know about Tuesday's game between the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers.
Game 66: Dallas Stars (33-27-5) vs. New York Rangers (27-27-11)
When: Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. CT
Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest
Radio: KTCK 1310-AM, 96.7-FM
In-arena radio: 97.5-FM
Live stream: FOX Sports GO and NHL.TV (outside Dallas/Fort Worth market)
Official Stars app: Click here to download
GameCenter: Follow the action LIVE
The Dallas Stars host the New York Rangers at American Airlines Center for the second and final meeting of the 2018-19 season series. During the most recent contest between the two clubs, the Rangers defeated the Stars, 2-1, on Nov. 19, 2018, at Madison Square Garden. Forward Tyler Seguin notched the lone goal for Dallas (1-0=1) with assists from defenseman Esa Lindell (0-1=1) and forward Jason Spezza (0-1=1). On special teams against the Rangers, the Stars are 1-for-4 (25%) on the power play and a perfect 2-of-2 (100%) on the penalty kill. The Stars defeated the Rangers, 2-1, on Feb. 5, 2018 in lone meeting at American Airlines Center in 2017-18. Seguin potted the game-winning goal (1-0=1) and forward Martin Hanzal lit the lamp (1-0=1). Lindell (0-1=1), Spezza (0-1=1) and forward Alexander Radulov (0-1=1) added assists. Goaltender Ben Bishop turned aside 31 of the 32 shots he faced on the evening. In 13 career games against the New York Rangers, Bishop has earned a 10-2-0 record with a .931 save percentage, a 1.91 goals-against-average and two shutouts.
Benn there, done that
Stars captain Jamie Benn recorded the fifth hat trick of his NHL career on Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues (3-0=3). Benn became the third Stars player to record five-or-more hat tricks since the team relocated to Dallas in 1993-94, joining teammate Tyler Seguin (7) and Mike Modano (6). Benn tallied his first hat trick since the 2017-18 campaign, when he potted three goals (3-0=3) in the team's regular-season finale on April 7, 2018 against the Los Angeles Kings. He wrapped up the 2017-18 season by recording eight points (7-1=8) over the final three games of the season, securing the NHL's First Star of the Week honors. Over that three game span, Benn scored a hat trick in two of them - on April 3 at San Jose and April 7 at Los Angeles, notching the game-winning goal in both. Benn became first Stars player to score three-or-more goals twice in a span of three games since the 2003-04 season when Bill Guerin notched hat tricks on Oct. 29 and Nov. 2. The Victoria, B.C. native became the fourth player in Dallas Stars history, and the seventh player in franchise history, to record two hat tricks over three games. This season, Benn ranks third on the club with 44 points (24-20=44) in 62 games. Among team leaders, he ranks first in power play goals (8), second in goals (24) and third in plus/minus rating (+7). Benn has recorded four points (1-3=4) in 14 career games against the New York Rangers and is looking to tally his first career points against them at American Airlines Center.