The New York Rangers (36-28-4) host the San Jose Sharks (44-17-7) at Madison Square Garden starting at 4:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 25-21-4, 2.50 gaa, .916 sv%, 4 so
Antti Niemi – 33-13-6, 2.37 gaa, .913 sv%, 3 so
– – The Sharks have scored 22 goals while winning five in a row.
– San Jose improved to 8-1-1 in a stretch of 12 straight against Eastern Conference foes with a 4-3 victory over the Islanders on Friday.
– Antti Niemi has won his last four starts with a 2.00 GAA.
– Tomas Hertl, who lit the Rangers up for four goals back in October, has been out since needing knee surgery in December.
– Joe Pavelski has 12 points (5g, 7a) in the last nine games.
– Joe Thornton has nine points (2g, 7a) in the last nine games.
– Logan Couture has 4g, 5a) in the last nine games.
– Dan Boyle is goalless in his last 23 games.
– In the five games since returning from knee surgery that delayed the start of his season, Raffi Torres has 3g, 2a and 9 hits.
– The last time the Rangers played the Sharks, we watched Brad Stuart concuss Rick Nash without a hint of retaliation. Assuming we won't see any today either…
And we all know why, right? Mr. Thornton, why don't you tell the folks at home…
2013-14 Season Series:
Oct. 8 Rangers 2, Sharks 9 at San Jose
Mar 16 Rangers vs. Sharks at MSG
Fear the Fin