Found October 08, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
Photo: ESPN The Rangers are in San Jose tonight looking to build off their strong 3-1 victory over the LA Kings last night. The Sharks are a lot like the Kings, in that they have incredible depth down the middle (Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture) and solid goaltending (Antii Niemi). Their defense is solid, if slightly under appreciated. On the ice, coach Todd McLellan has his Sharks running a 2-1-2 forecheck, and they aren’t anything out of they ordinary when it comes to defensive zone schemes (overload/low zone collapse), powerplay strategies (umbrella/1-3-1), or penalty kill formations (hybrid, depends on puck location/situation). Unlike Phoenix, this is a team that will not give the Rangers room to maneuver and break out. Rangers lineup (probable): Brad Richards-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan Arron Asham-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto John Moore-Anton Stralman Henrik Lundqvist gets the start. PP1: Staal-Richards-Callahan-Stepan-Nash PP2: Del Zotto-Girardi-Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Scratches: Carl Hagelin (shoulder), Jesper Fast (healthy), Justin Falk (healthy) Game time is 10:30pm tonight. We are in for a long night. Don’t forget to check out New York Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games. Tweet
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