After dropping a closer-than-it-looked game to the Blackhawks, the Sharks look to get back in the win column against the Calgary Flames. The Flames have struggled mightily this year, both in terms of result and #process. They sit 22nd in the league in score-adjusted fenwick-for percentage (48.0) and in sixth in the Pacific.
Dylan DeMelo was called up this morning, but according to morning skate reports from Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz it doesn't appear he'll play tonight.
Tale Of The Tape
|8-13-2 (18 points)||Record||13-9-0 (26 points)|
|6th in Pacific||Rank||2nd in Pacific
Projected Sharks Lines
Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Joonas Donskoi – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Matt Nieto – Tomas Hertl – Tommy Wingels
Dainius Zubrus – Chris Tierney – Mike Brown
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Brenden Dillon
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Mirco Mueller – Matt Tennyson
Projected Flames Lines
Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett – Mikael Backlund – Michael Frolik
Joe Colborne – Matt Stajan – David Jones
Michael Ferland – Markus Granlund – Josh Jooris
Mark Giordano – T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell – Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Wideman – Deryk Engelland
The Sharks dropped this one 4-1 in their final meeting with the Flames last season.
- The Flames penalty kill is one of the worst in the NHL. Wouldn't suck to see the Sharks take advantage.
- After calling out the third line following Wednesday's loss to Chicago, it'll be interesting to see how it rebounds tonight.
- Keep an eye on the third defensive pairing...or cover your eyes in horror.