New York Rangers lineup versus Sharks locked and ready to roll

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Dec 3, 2021; New York, New York, USA; San Jose Sharks left wing Matt Nieto (83) waits for a shot between New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) and New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers will roll with the same exact lineup as they did on Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Correction: Ryan Carpenter replaced Dryden Hunt in the lineup

Tonight, the Blueshirts welcome back former bench boss David Quinn, who is desperately looking for his first win as the new coach of the San Jose Sharks.

“I don’t care if we beat the Westchester Rangers, I just want to freaking win,” Quinn joked on Wednesday.

This is the Rangers second game of a 4 game homestand which will continue on Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Here’s tonight’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (3-1-0) vs. San Jose Sharks (0-5-0)
Date/Time: October 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Radio: ESPN 98.7

New York Rangers injury report:

  • No injuries

New York Rangers transactions report:

New York Rangers lineup vs San Jose Sharks

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The New York Rangers lineup will remain basically the same with Igor Shesterkin getting the start in goal.

Shesterkin, 26, is 3-0-0 to start the season with a solid 2.68 GAA and a .905 SV%. For his career against the San Jose Sharks, he’s 3-0-0 with a ridiculous .980 SV% and a 0.73 GAA.

Here’s a look at the lineup for tonight:

  • Kreider – Zibanejad – Kakko
  • Panarin – Trocheck – Lafrenière
  • Blais – Chytil – Goodrow
  • Vesey– Carpenter – Reaves
  • Lindgren – Fox
  • Miller – Trouba
  • Jones – Schneider
  • Shesterkin
  • Halak

Vitali Kravtsov remains the odd forward out as this is the second game he’s been eligible to return to the lineup. Head coach Gerard Gallant indicated that it’s possible things will change in the near future.

Kravtsov, 22, was injured during the first period of the team’s opening night victory at Madison Square Garden by Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman playing just 1:28.

The former 9th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft is going to have to work his way through practice to get back into the lineup. Alexis Lafrenière, who has taken his spot as the second-line right wing is playing well with 1 goal and 3 points in 4 games this season.

Kravtsov has 4 points in 21 career games dating back to the 2020-21 season.

Rangers Game Notes

  • NYR have won 7 straight against the Sharks since 1/25/18
  • NYR have outscored the Sharks 25-15 in those contests
  • NYR are looking to start the season on home ice at 3-0-0 for the first time since 2009-10 (4-0-0)
  • In 2021-22, the NYR were 27-10-4 for 58 points at home (Tied for 7th in the NHL for wins/points)

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