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The Sharks have an opportunity to bounce back against a struggling Rangers team

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks (3-4-0) look to get back on track at Madison Square Garden against the struggling New York Rangers (2-5-2). The Rangers are looking to extend their point streak to four games, but that makes it sound better than it is, at 1-0-2. Before a solid win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday, the blue shirts dropped a pair of overtime decisions to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders, and have only two wins on the season.

The Sharks lead the league in adjusted 5v5 Corsi for percentage and, while the season is young, that should be cause for some optimism going into a contest against a team that ranks 25th in that category. Unfortunately, Lady Luck hates teal, as the Sharks rank 28th in the league in 5v5 shooting percentage, save percentage, and in PDO, their unholy union.

J.T. Miller leads the Rangers in points with eight, and Mika Zibanejad leads the team in goals with five. The Sharks have struggled to get secondary scoring out of the lineup over the past few games; only four of the Sharks' 19 goals have come from the bottom two lines, a factor that likely led head coach Pete DeBoer to postpone Timo time, scratching Meier and Jannik Hansen in favor of hedge fund manager Barclay Goodrow and veteran Joel Ward.

Sharks Lines

Martin Jones is back in net for the Sharks after a strong showing against a weary New Jersey Devils team on Friday evening.

Rangers Lines

Ranger head coach Alain Vigneault is opting for a twelve forward, seven defenseman line up for the second game in a row, changing nothing from their 4-2 win over the Preds on Saturday.

Rick Nash -- Mika Zibanejad -- Mats Zuccarello

Jimmy Vesey -- Kevin Hayes -- Jesper Fast

Chris Kreider -- David Desharnais -- J.T. Miller

Michael Grabner -- Pavel Buchnevich

Ryan McDonagh -- Brendan Smith

Marc Staal -- Kevin Shattenkirk

Brady Skjei -- Nick Holden

Tony DeAngelo

Henrik Lundqvist

Ondrej Pavelec


Where to watch

Broadcast: NBCS-CA

Stream: / NHL App

Radio: 98.5 KFOX / NHL App / Sharks App