NEW YORK -- Rick Nash continued his hot streak for New York, scoring the game-winning goal in the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Friday.
The Rangers left winger registered his fourth goal in the last seven games, a wrist shot at 18:02 of the third period that broke a 2-2 tie.
The game was a preview of two of the finer goaltenders who will be appearing in the Winter Olympics in Russia in February. Dallas' Kari Lehtonen will be representing Finland and New York's Henrik Lundqvist will be in the net for Sweden.
Lehtonen stopped 31 shots and Lundqvist made 24 saves.
Center Tyler Seguin, who leads Dallas with 21 goals and 41 points, hasn't managed a point in four straight games. He came up empty on four shots Friday.
After getting shutout for the first time all season against New Jersey on Thursday, Dallas struck first when center Cody Eakin's wrist shot glanced off Lundqvist's shoulder and dropped into the net at 4:06 of the first period. Center Ryan Garbutt and defenseman Jordie Benn had the assists on Eakin's ninth goal and first in eight games.
New York evened it at 1-1 on Ryan Callahan's eighth goal of the season at 11:20 of the first. The Ranger right winger received a short pass from center Brad Richards and poked it behind Lehtonen as he was falling down.
Dallas moved ahead 2-1 at 3:34 of the second period. Garbutt deked out Lundqvist on his forehand after taking a pass from left winger Antoine Roussel, who skated down the left side unscathed.
The Rangers power-play unit tied the game at 2 at 8:22 of the second period. Center Derick Brassard deflected left winger Mats Zuccarello's shot from the high slot for his seventh goal and team-leading fifth on the power play. Brassard collected a point in eight of the Rangers last 11 games.
The Rangers had a good opportunity to take their first lead of the game early in the third period, but the Stars were able kill off a 4-on-3 power play, allowing just two shots.
New York (23-20-3) is 7-3-1 in its last 11 games.
The Stars are 0-5 in January and have been outscored 26-10.
Dallas (20-16-7) was outscored 11-5 on its recently concluded three-game Metropolitan trip, which included stops at New Jersey and Long Island before skating at Madison Square Garden.
NOTES: Dallas is next to last in the NHL in power-play efficiency at 12.7 percent. Florida is last at 10.3 percent. ... Dallas RW Alex Chiasson and RW Valeri Nichushkin are tied for seventh among NHL rookies with 22 points apiece. ... Rangers RW Mats Zuccarello is the only Norwegian player in the NHL named to represent his country in the Winter Olympics in Russia. ... Stars G Kari Lehtonen is second among active goalies with 19 career assists. ... Newly acquired Rangers LW Daniel Carcillo made his Madison Square Garden debut, recording four hits in the first period.