DALLAS – Mats Zuccarello scored in the second round of the shootout and Henrik Lundqvist was perfect in the tiebreaker to lift the New York Rangers over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.
Zuccarello, playing in his seventh NHL game, beat Kari Lehtonen with a nifty hesitation move to help the Rangers improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11. Zuccarello starred again after scoring his first career goal in overtime to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Lundqvist denied Dallas' Jamie Benn, Brad Richards and Mike Ribeiro in the shootout as the Rangers earned the extra point.
Lundqvist made 28 saves for the Rangers, who got a short-handed goal from Ruslan Fedotenko and a power-play goal from Artem Anisimov. Lundqvist earned an assist on Anisimov's goal, the goalie's second in two games and third this season.
Ribeiro scored a power-play goal and Lehtonen stopped 29 shots for the Stars, who have won their last six on the road but are 0-3-2 in their last five at home.
Brian Sutherby added an even-strength goal for Dallas.
Sutherby took advantage of a turnover on a clearing attempt by Lundqvist for the only goal of the first period. Brandon Segal intercepted the puck along the boards behind the net and fed Sutherby, who beat Lundqvist with a one-timer from the right circle at 7:55.
Fedotenko tied it at 1 with 11 seconds left on a Dallas power play, beating Lehtonen with a sharp-angled shot from the right side at 2:49 of the second.
Ribeiro made it 2-1 with 6 seconds left on a power play, scoring from low in the left circle off a pass from Loui Eriksson at 10:20 of the second.
Anisimov capitalized on a boarding penalty on Dallas' Brendon Segal, striking from the right circle at 8:04 of the third period to draw the Rangers even.
Earlier Friday, the Stars acquired right wing Jamie Langenbrunner from the New Jersey Devils for a conditional pick in the upcoming draft. Langenbrunner was at the game, but didn't play. He is expected to join the lineup Sunday when the Stars play at Minnesota.
NOTES: Rangers RW Ryan Callahan has begun light skating, but missed his ninth straight game with a broken left hand. ... New York D Michal Rozsival was scratched due to a pulled rib muscle. ... Stars fans booed Rangers LW Sean Avery whenever he touched the puck. Avery had a controversial 23-game stay with the Stars during the 2008-09 season before he was claimed off waivers by the Rangers. ... The Stars were without D Karis Skrastins and Matt Niskanen, who were injured when they collided while warming up before the third period Wednesday at Chicago. Skrastins has a broken nose and a chipped tooth. Niskanen cut his hand. D Philip Larsen was called up from the AHL Texas Stars. ... The last time the Rangers were in Dallas, the Stars won 10-2 on Feb. 6, 2009.