Game 12: San Jose twice in October, then never again (this year)

Due to an interesting quirk in the schedule, the Rangers will get the San Jose Sharks tonight in San Jose, and it will be their second and final meeting of the season. The Erik Karlsson’s made their way to New York early in the month, and now the Rangers make their way out tonight. Interesting quirk.

The Sharks are chasing one more shot at the Cup for Joe Thornton. They got Karlsson for a bag of pucks and a draft pick. Their team is stacked and starting to click regularly. They are dangerous, and with the Rangers playing poorly, this could get ugly quickly.

Sharks Lines

Timo Meier-Joe Thornton-Joe Pavelski
Tomas Hertl-Logan Couture-Kevin Labanc
Evander Kane-Antti Suomela-Joonas Donskoi
Marcus Sorensen-Barclay Goodrow-Melker Karlsson

Marc-Edouard Vlasic-Justin Braun
Joakim Ryan-Brent Burns
Brendan Dillon-Erik Karlsson

PP1: Hertl-Couture-Pavelski-Labanc-Burns
PP2: Kane-Donskoi-Meier-Vlasic-Karlsson

Martin Jones gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Jimmy VeseyMika ZibanejadMats Zuccarello
Chris KreiderKevin HayesRyan Spooner
Vlad Namestnikov–Brett Howden-Vinni Lettieri
Cody McLeod-Filip Chytil-Jesper Fast

Brady SkjeiTony DeAngelo
Marc StaalNeal Pionk
Brendan Smith-Kevin Shattenkirk

PP1: Zibanejad-Zuccarello-Kreider-Spooner-Shattenkirk
PP2: Hayes-Chytil-Vesey-Howden-Skjei/Pionk

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Pavel Buchnevich (healthy), Adam McQuaid (undisclosed), Frederik Claesson (lower body), Boo Nieves (concussion)

Crazy Prediction: The game is delayed while waiting for the ice to freeze.

Game time is 10:30pm. Yeesh. Good luck to anyone watching.

15 thoughts on “Game 12: San Jose twice in October, then never again (this year)

  • Oct 30, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Boy that Ranger first line makes me ill. Hope this is a Vesey showcase, otherwise it looks like Quinn has lost it already.

    • Oct 30, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      Howden centering Vesey and Fast now that makes sense.

  • Oct 30, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I hope Skeji and DeAngelo remain together as a pair for a long time. Sure they’ll give up the more than occasional stupid goal. But they possess the puck really well, and advance it even better.

  • Oct 30, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    We’re just missing a whole first line and first d pair

  • Oct 31, 2018 at 1:18 am

    The Rangers battled the Sharks to a shootout win. A very entertaining hockey game

  • Oct 31, 2018 at 7:41 am

    The first line not to be confused with the GAG line. Ratell centering Gilbert and Hatfield. The famous goal a game line. Give me the good old days. It is going to be a long year .

    • Oct 31, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Kreider’s on pace for 43 goals, 63 points, Zibby for 35 goals, 70 points, and Zucc for 21 goals, 70 points. As a line, that would be 99 goals and 203 points. I’ll take that. (Yeah, I know it’s early yet, and things can change, but why not look at the upside?)

    • Oct 31, 2018 at 10:47 am

      and there is no Brad Park on the point.

      • Oct 31, 2018 at 11:22 am

        Spot on J7, and no Walter Tkachuk and Billy Fairburn to kill penalties.

  • Oct 31, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I stayed up to watch the game and it was worth it. Very entertaining hockey game. Hank was stellar and the team never gave up. They weren’t perfect, but at some points in the game they outplayed a very good Sharks team. It was fun to watch

    • Oct 31, 2018 at 11:27 am

      It was a great game …. only thing I was shaking my head at was , why is McLeod out there with 5-6 minutes left in the game ?!?!? … makes no sense … oh and Hayes in the 2nd period sitting at the top of the circle and elects not to shoot and then skates out of the zone with the puck ( fire the damn

  • Oct 31, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    good game stayed up late, thought they blow it. WHY???????? is chytil on the 4th line. How long they waiting to move Hayes??? and MIA Krieder?

    • Oct 31, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Which game were you watching? You must’ve missed Kreider’s 2 goals.

      • Nov 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

        no he just is hit and miss, he dissapears for a few games then shows up. he is so inconsistent. i hate him cant wait for a trade.

  • Oct 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    okay boys..let’s not mess up a top 3 pick next season…lol…..This win could be a top 3 killa….seriously though I like Quinn and not too happy that some Ranger fans are questioning his moves….Geez…Give him some time……do u really miss Vigneault?

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