New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat, 10/23/17: Sharks Are On MSG's Monday Night Menu 1
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates Brendan Smith #42, Brady Skjei #76 and Mika Zibanejad #93 after scoring a goal against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators during the third period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers luck is starting to turn, as the team has now registered points in three straight games.

  • New York Rangers (2-5-2, 6 PTS)
  • San Jose Sharks (3-4-0, 6 PTS)
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • New York, NY

The Rangers look to build off of their win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday as they host the Sharks at Madison Square Garden tonight.

NEWARK, NJ – OCTOBER 20: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 20, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Sharks shutout the Devils 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The San Jose Sharks are currently sixth in the Pacific division. They are coming off a 5-3 road loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Goaltender Aaron Dell (0-2-0) took the loss for the Sharks, who are 2-2 in their last four games. Logan Couture leads San Jose in scoring with six goals and two assists for eight points on the year.

The New York Rangers are 1-0-2 in their last three games, all at MSG. The Rangers will be playing their fifth of six consecutive home games tonight, a homestand that’s seen them go 1-1-2. Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers in goal scoring with five goals. J.T. Miller leads the way with eight points (two goals and six assists).

This is the first of two games against San Jose. The teams will meet again on January 25, 2018, in San Jose.

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