5 Things to Know: Rangers at Sharks

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (46-26-4) @ SAN JOSE SHARKS (42-26-7)
Coverage begins at 10 PM on MSG

The Rangers conclude their California road trip in San Jose.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

What Rangers Must Watch Out For When Sharks Visit Monday

  • New York is 4-4-2 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 27-10-1 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

Zuccarello Seals the Win With Empty-Net Goal

  • The Rangers’ leading scorer scored a goal and picked up two assists in the first meeting with the Sharks on Oct. 17
  • Zuccarello takes the ice tonight with 15 goals and 40 assists for 55 points, including 11 points in 13 games in March

3 SAY WHAT?

Stepan: Antti Was Real Solid For Us

“We wanted Hank to come in hitting on all cylinders and I don’t think we were all that sharp in front of him.”

 — Rangers’ center, Derek Stepan on playing in front of Henrik Lundqvist in his first game back in Sunday’s loss to the Ducks

4 DID YOU KNOW?

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - MAY 03: Rick Nash #61 of Canada congratulates teammate, Joe Thornton #97, after Thornton scored a goal against Slovenia in the IIHF World Men's Championships preliminary round game at the Olympic Hall on May 3, 2005 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rangers’ forward, Rick Nash and Sharks’ center, Joe Thornton were teammates with Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics. In addition, Nash and Thornton were teammates with HC Davos of National League A in Switzerland in 2004-05 and again in 2012-13.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Bill Pidto, Steve Valiquette and Ron Duguay talk about some unlucky bounces that cost Henrik Lundqvist in his return.

The final score was not indicative of the level of play from Henrik Lundqvist, as he made his return to the Rangers' net in Anaheim.