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San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
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.
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.
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More of this please (Photo: Ross D. Franklin, CTPost.com).
After Thursday night’s loss in Phoenix, the Rangers have had three full days off before tonight’s contest in Los Angeles. The best news is that captain Ryan Callahan is back, with J.T. Miller being sent to Hartford to make room. Arron Asham will also make his debut tonight, as Jesper Fast will sit. This is because Darryl...
San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl is the next big thing. The 19-year-old scored four — that’s right, four — goals in Tuesday night’s win over the New York Rangers. One of them was probably one of the sickest goals you will ever see in your life. After the game, the rookie was interviewed by […]
This Tomas Hertl fella is going to be a killer. A killer goal-scorer on the ice, and a lady killer off of it. I mean this guy is already a heartbreaker. After the San Jose Sharks 19-year-old rookie scored four goals in Tuesday’s win over the New York Rangers, he was named one of the […]
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash left Tuesday’s game after he was hit with an elbow from San Jose Sharks defenceman Brad Stuart early in the first period.
Stuart was given a two-minute minor for elbowing while Nash appeared shaken up as he made his way to the Rangers bench.
Nash returned to the game briefly registering just under six minutes of ice time but did not come out...
San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl scored his first two career NHL goals on Saturday, and it looks like the youngster got quite addicted to lighting the lamp. Hertl tallied four…FOUR…more goals for the Sharks on Tuesday against the Rangers.
The last of Hertl’s four tallies is sure to be a goal-of-the-year candidate come spring time. In a move that takes a lot of testicular...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will begin a back-to-back set when they face-off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight, Oct. 7, at Staples Center (10:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in their first of four games in six days. The Blueshirts enter the contest having been defeated by the Coyotes, 4-1, on Thursday at Phoenix, and are now […]
Tomas Hertl is wasting no time showing everyone the talent that made him a first-round pick of the San Jose Sharks. The 19-year-old rookie scored four goals against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, including a beautiful goal where he went between his legs. Hertl now has six goals in three games and has […]
How would Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl follow scoring first two career goals in the same game over the weekend? Oh, nothing. Just four goals in a single game, capped by the sickest, filthiest, most insane goal you’ll will probably see this season:
WAIT, WHAT? One more time, in case you haven’t fully grasped the absurdity level:
So, to recap: That’s six goals, one hat trick ...
I’m pretty sure Comcast broadcaster Randy Hahn didn’t literally mean what came out of his mouth last night during the Rangers-Sharks broadcast. Hahn,…
The New York Rangers dropped their third game of the season, getting routed in a 9-2 loss against the San Jose Sharks in the second game of a back-to-back on Tuesday night. Brad Richards and Derek Dorsett scored the only two goals of the game, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 26 shots before being […]
The San Jose Sharks entered this season coming off another heart braking playoff exit. Based on their start however, it seems that rather than dwelling on the past, they are using it to their advantage. They have started the season playing the same way that nearly pushed them to the third round of the playoffs last year; with speed and aggression! From top to bottom...
This has nothing to do with the Bruins, but is something worth showing and watching if you are a huge hockey fan.Last night the San Jose Sharks ravaged the New York Rangers 9-2 behind 4 goals from 19 year old rookie Tomas Hertl. After last night, Hertl leads the league in goals with 6, pretty amazing for a 19 year old.So here's Hertl's gem and some other great goals over...
The New York Rangers are hoping to quickly move on from one of their worst efforts in recent memory.
Doing so could prove more difficult than usual with one of their best offensive threats uncertain to be available.
The Rangers could be without All-Star forward Rick Nash on Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks, who enter their home opener seeking a third consecutive win.
San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident during a game Tuesday night against the New York Rangers at SAP Center.
At 2:32 of the first period Stuart was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing after a hit on New York forward Rick Nash.
Nash played several more shifts in the first period but did not...
The other night, we were ‘treated’ to Jonathan Quick allowing the worst goal we have ever seen. Last night, we might have seen the goal of the year by rookie phenom Tomas Hertl of the San Jose Sharks. Ironically, the Rangers were…Read more →