NY Rangers Game 19: Rangers at Sharks

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Another day, another game against a team the Rangers should beat. They haven’t done well against these teams, laying eggs when they really need two points. There is no panic, but there is certainly frustration, and it is warranted. The Rangers are playing down to their opponents while trying to figure out their shooting and consistent scoring.

Zac Jones is back in the lineup, which may help given the Rangers really only have one true offensive defenseman on the team in Adam Fox. Jacob Trouba gets shots through and creates rebounds, but he’s not a noted puck mover. They need more than just the first pass out of the zone. They need someone else who can read the defensive system and create offense.

Sharks Lines

Timo Meier-Tomas Hertl-Kevin Labanc
Matt Nieto-Logan Couture-Ivan Barabanov
Nick Bonino-Nico Sturm-Luke Kunin
Oskar Lindblom-Steven Lorentz-Evgeny Svechnikov

Jaycob Megna-Erik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic-Matt Benning
Nick Cicek-Mario Ferraro

James Reimer gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Jimmy Vesey
Aretmiy Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Barclay Goodrow
Alexis Lafreniere-Filip Chytil-Kaapo Kakko
Sammy Blais-Ryan Carpenter-Julien Gauthier

Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
Kā€™Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Zac Jones-Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Injuries: None

Crazy Prediction: Laf and Kakko score.

Game time is 10:30pm.