The New York Rangers (3-7-1, 7 points) continue their California road trip tonight as they take on the San Jose Sharks (6-3-2, 14 points). The Blueshirts are fresh off a 4-3 loss in Los Angeles vs. the Kings, and the Sharks are coming off a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Tonight’s action will feature new lines for both squads as Pavel Buchnevich will be a healthy scratch, and Joe Thornton will return to the Sharks’ lineup.
The Blueshirts faced the Sharks twice last season, losing 4-1 at Madison Square Garden on October 23, and winning 6-5 in San Jose on January 25.
Here are the projected lineups for both squads.
San Jose Sharks
Timo Meier — Joe Thornton — Joe Pavelski
Tomas Hertl — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Evander Kane — Antti Suomela — Jonas Donskoi
Marcus Sorensen — Barclay Goodrow — Melker Karlsson
Joakim Ryan — Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon — Erik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Justin Braun
New York Rangers
Vladislav Namestnikov — Mika Zibanejad — Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider — Kevin Hayes — Ryan Spooner
Jimmy Vesey — Brett Howden — Jesper Fast
Cody McLeod — Filip Chytil — Vinni Lettieri
Marc Staal — Neal Pionk
Brady Skjei — Tony DeAngelo
Brendan Smith — Kevin Shattenkirk
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