San Jose Sharks
The New York Rangers are finally starting to take advantage of opportunities to move up in the Eastern Conference.
Now on a two game winning streak, the Rangers head out west to play the Ducks and Sharks. This has been the time of the season when they have played their best hockey … down the stretch.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 3:59 to play for his second game-winning goal in as many nights and the New Jersey Devils won the matchup of the NHL’s hottest teams with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
Two of the NHL’s hottest teams square off Friday night when the Sharks visit the Devils at the Prudential Center.
The Sharks acquired right wing Patrick Davis and center Mike Swift from the Devils for center Steve Zalewski and defenseman Jay Leach on Wednesday night.
Islanders general manager Garth Snow said Wednesday the team did everything the right way in its attempted acquisition of Russian goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
The Islanders have suspended goalie Evgeni Nabokov for not reporting to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Red Wings last week.
Dan Boyle scored the tying goal on a second-period power play and added the shootout clincher in the San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
After losing three of four, the San Jose Sharks are looking to get back on track. Joe Thornton’s return from suspension should help, as should facing the New York Islanders.
The Devils finished the month of October with a record of 3-8-1. The seven points are the third-lowest total ever in the season’s opening month since the club moved to New Jersey back in 1982.
The slumping Devils disclosed the injury on Thursday, but did not say how long Corrente would be sidelined.
The New Jersey Devils have high-priced talent and one of the best goaltenders in history. That hasn’t translated into them looking like an Eastern Conference contender yet.
The Devils will look to escape the clouds of their 2-6-1 start with three games in sunny California as they take on the Sharks, Ducks and Kings.