Sharks-Rangers coverage gets underway at 3:30 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live on CSN California.
Where they stand
Sharks: 4-1-0, 8 points, 1st Pacific Division
Rangers: 3-2-1, 7 points, 2nd Metropolitan Division
Sharks: The Sharks conclude their four-game road trip tonight in Madison Square Garden. They dropped their first game on Saturday against the Islanders at Barclays Center, 6-3, as New York erased three separate one-goal Sharks leads. Alex Stalock took the loss in his first start.
Rangers: Yesterday afternoon, New Jersey’s Lee Stempniak scored in overtime beating the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, 2-1. Derek Stepan was the only goal scorer for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist allowed two goals on 24 shots.
Nikolay Goldobin – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Patrick Marleau – Tomas Hertl – Joel Ward
Matt Nieto – Chris Tierney – Tommy Wingels
Barclay Goodrow – Bryan Lerg – Mike Brown
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Brent Burns
Dylan DeMelo – Matt Tennyson
Martin Jones (confirmed starter)
Rick Nash – Derek Stepan – Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider – Derick Brassard – Jesper Fast
Oscar Lindberg – Kevin Hayes – J.T. Miller
Viktor Stalberg – Dominic Moore – Jarret Stoll
Ryan McDonagh – Kevin Klein
Keith Yandle – Dan Girardi
Marc Staal – Dan Boyle
Antti Raanta (confirmed starter)
Goals per game: 3.20 (8th)
Goals-against per game: 1.60 (2nd)
Power play: 17.6 percent (19th)
Penalty kill: 90.0 percent (4th)
Goals per game: 2.33 (T-19th)
Goals-against per game: 2.50 (T-13th)
Power play: 6.3 percent (26th)
Penalty kill: 83.3 percent (13th)
Keep an eye on…
Sharks: Brent Burns. The Sharks defenseman was sloppy with the puck minus regular partner Paul Martin on Saturday, finishing with a -3 rating. After a dominant first four games in which he looked like a borderline Norris Trophy candidate, Burns will have to be better against the Rangers as Martin is still out.
Rangers: Oscar Lindberg. A former second round pick of the Coyotes, the 23-year-old became the first Rangers rookie to score a goal in New York’s first three games of the season. In six games, he has a team-leading 5 points (4g, 1a).
Sharks: Joonas Donskoi (lower body), Ben Smith (upper body), Paul Martin (lower body) and Logan Couture (fractured right fibula) are out.
The Sharks and Rangers don’t meet again until March 19 at SAP Center.
Odds and ends
*Bryan Lerg was recalled from the Barracuda on Sunday. In his first three AHL games this season, Lerg, the captain of the Barracuda, has 2 goals.