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The Sharks return home from midwest road trip.
The Rangers are visiting California. And have won their first two games in California, so the Sharks will have to work hard, in Dan Boyle’s return to the Tank, to prevent a California sweep by the Blueshirts.
On Friday, Thornton skated with the team, but Burns did not. It may be after morning skate before we learn of any roster changes that might mean that Thornton will return to the lineup.
Based on NYR starts (Lindqvist vs Ducks, Talbot vs Kings), it’s probably Lindqvist tonight against the Sharks.
Niemi starting for Sharks.
Mueller put on IR (upper body injury from WJC) and Thornton activated.
Sharks Centric News
Sharks team news
- Great White Blog
- Radio pregame podcast
- Pregame report
- Burns named to All Star roster
San Jose Mercury News
- WTC: Post-mortem on another 7-2 loss to the Blues starts with that second-period goal by Lehtera — and no one throwing goalies under the bus
- Sharks’ Thornton remains day-to-day, unsure if he’ll play vs. Rangers
- Boyle: Facing Sharks ‘more than just another game’
- Sharks’ Joe Thornton expected back Saturday for New York Rangers
- Rangers’ Boyle proud of what he accomplished with Sharks
- Sharks’ Burns selected to play in NHL All-Star Game
- WTC: Thornton’s back, Boyle playing well and Burns selected for ASG
CSN Bay Area/California
- Sharks Mailbag: Marleau, Melker and Mueller
- KKurzCSN Karlsson’s four-game goal streak tied for 2nd in #SJSharks history for rookies. Jeff Friesen (5 games) holds the record (@SharksStats)
- KKurzCSN A video tribute to Dan Boyle is expected here for the game tonight #SJSharks #NYRangers
- KKurzCSN In the Crease: Boyle, red hot #Rangers visit #SJSharks csnbayarea.com/sharks/crease-…
- Thornton set to return for Sharks vs. Rangers
- Boyle visits Sharks playing his best hockey of season
- Burns named Sharks only All-Star, Pavelski snubbed
The Gackle Report
- Sharks Looking To Shore Up Penalty Kill Vs. Rangers
- GackleReport Mueller not on ice for #SJSharks am skate
- Rink Notes: What Is Melker Karlsson’s Nickname?
- Boyle Looks For Bragging Rights Over Former Teammates
San Francisco Chronicle
Neutral Centric News
- Sharks’ McLellan: ‘We have to get better in a lot of areas’
- All of a sudden the Pacific Division isn’t so scary
- ‘More than just another game’ tonight for Boyle in San Jose
- Sharks’ Thornton expected to return vs. Rangers
- Goalie Nods: Sharks, Niemi look to bounce back vs. Rangers
The Hockey News
Opponent Centric News
New York Rangers
- NYRangers W2W4: #NYR face off with Sharks in San Jose looking to finish sweep of California trip: nyrange.rs/1KvYMDU
New York Daily News
- Rangers using trip against Ducks, Kings and Sharks to measure themselves against NHL’s best
- Rangers’ Dan Boyle admits win over Sharks would ‘mean a lot’
New York Post
New York Times
- stevezipay It’s personal “@NewsdaySports: #Rangers‘ Dan Boyle wants to show #Sharks he still has game: nwsdy.li/1sfGj8w via @stevezipay”
North Jersey, The Record
- AGrossRecord Ranger Rants: More from @KevinPHayes12 and MSL on Hayes’ game plus setting up tonight’s game at SJ and All-Star picks blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/rangerra…
- AdamRotter Read: Pierre McGuire on the Rangers and being “for real” on.sny.tv/1x8aMRw
- AdamRotter Read: Dan Boyle on returning to San Jose and how much a win would mean to him on.sny.tv/1y3vIgC
SBN: Blueshirt Banter