The New York Rangers (1-1-0) visit the San Jose Sharks (2-0-0) at the SAP Center starting at 10:30 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 1-1-0, 2.50 gaa, .918 sv%, 0 so
Antti Niemi – 2-0-0, 1.00 gaa, .956 sv%, 0 so
– Rookie center Tomas Hertl – the 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft – scored his first two career goals in the first period Saturday against the Coyotes.
– Joe Thornton has tallied 31 points in 30 career games against the Rangers.
– Speaking of Thornton, wonder if we'll get this response from him if the Rangers spank the Sharks the way they did back in 2011…
– The Sharks are just 3-10-1 with two ties all-time at home versus New York.
– Logan Couture (1g, 2a), Hertl (2g, 1a) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic (3a) are tied for the team lead with three points.
– Tommy Wingels has 11 hits and 7 blocked shots in the first two games of the season.
2013-14 Season Series:
Oct. 8 Rangers vs. Sharks at San Jose
Mar 16 Rangers vs. Sharks at MSG
Fear the Fin