Connect with us

San Jose Sharks

Notes #24: Rangers Shut Out Sharks

Published

on

NEW YORK — The 14-4-3 New York Rangers, perhaps surprisingly, don’t look great in most SPORTLOGiQ stats. So there could vulnerabilities for the San Jose Sharks to exploit tonight.

Period One

Four in: One Rangers strength in getting a lot of shots from the Inner Slot. Good start by Hill as opposed to last night.

Strome goal: San Jose Sharks had chances to clear. Big Burns stick on Zibanejad bid earlier in PK. But then Storme cranks it past Hill.

Six in: What a steal by Bonino on Miller. Looks like the vet tricks the kid. Sharks are applying some good pressure, but so are the Rangers.

Seven in: Meloche has to do better on exit. Can’t just give it up there.

Nine in: Beautiful find of Middleton by Karlsson. One of those Grade-A chances that Middleton joked that Karlsson rags on him for missing.

Nine left: Gauthier works Karlsson on the rush — he cuts in, makes Karlsson look bad. Have seen less of that this year, but that’s a bad flashback.

Meier takes it from Fox up high — impressive play against reigning Norris winner. have to re-watch.

Four left: Clever play by Barabanov to curl back and give Balcers two zones to skate in.

Nice play under pressure by Dahlen to beat aggressive up-ice Rangers PK forecheck, get it to Meier. That was a good PP — just seemed like Sharks were missing the net on a number of golden chances.

Period Two

Three in: Couple times that shift, want Weatherby to move puck faster. React to NHL pressure faster.

Six in: Meloche slow on Muny there I think, bang-bang play, Meloche has to be quicker to rotate. Then Hill makes an incredible save on Kreider. One-timer in tight, Hill squeezes it. Could be a game-changer. San Jose Sharks haven’t been bad tonight, but Rangers have been better. Their defense soft there on both occasions.

Eight in: Don’t like that Dahlen rim read. Panarin just sitting there, turnover.

Ten in: Good back-to-back shifts by Bonino then Pederson lines killed by a Vlasic penalty on Lafreniere. The kid goes down easy maybe, but the vet needs to be better. Big kill though — maybe Sharks can draw momentum.

Seven left: Pederson has a rough shift. Loses it along wall when trying to create offense. Then on other side, Middleton makes a nice defensive play, springs Pederson for a potential breakaway…but Pederson looks gassed. On the bench, Balcers tapped Pederson’s leg in encouragement.

Four left: Up high, Balcers and Hertl do nice job of double-teaming Lafreniere into turnover.

Two left: Good Burns shift. Nifty footwork of DZ FO win to exit, later, finds Labanc for a good chance. Following shift by Bonino is also strong. Bonino with a crafty move in front to earn himself a backhander. Then Gregor skates hard, makes it hard for Lundkvist to exit. Big league play by Gregor there.

Period Three

Sharks look like the team at the end of a back to back — and now Ferraro out. Hill has been dynamite, just robbed Panarin.

Eight in: Long shot, but good entry by Pederson. First territory by Sharks in a while. Small plays like this can add up. Start of better San Jose Sharks shifts. PP coming up here with nine left.

Eight left: Beauty entry by Karlsson through Rooney and Goodrow, but Gregor loses the puck in zone. Confident carrying by Karlsson there.

Five left: Meier wanted Balcers to hit him with the stretch, a little frustration by Timo as he bangs his stick.

Four left: Textbook Nieto exit for Gregor up the middle with speed.

Two left: Risky pass by Karlsson there, NYR counterattack. Then two weak Barabanov plays to exit. Unacceptable. Sharks can’t get out.

Welcome to your new home for San Jose Sharks breaking news, analysis and opinion. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe to SJHN+ for all of our members-only content from Sheng Peng and the National Hockey Now network plus an ad-free browsing experience.
1 Comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

[…] San Jose: Rangers shut out Sharks. […]

Sheng’s Travel Fund

Help fund Sheng's travel! Every dollar goes to the cost of getting to and from Sharks road games.


Click here to contribute to Sheng's travel pool!

Get SJHN in your inbox!

Enter your email address to get all of our articles delivered directly to your inbox.

Extra Hour Hockey Training

Cathy’s Power Skating

Sharks Team & Cap Info

SJHN on Facebook

All the San Jose Sharks news that's fit to print

Enter your email to get the best Sharks coverage delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.