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Sharks vs. Flyers Preview: Logan Couture back in

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San Jose's homestand continues against Philadelphia with Logan Couture in the lineup.

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After a penalty-fueled defeat to the Colorado Avalanche, the Sharks are back in action against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. San Jose previously defeated the Flyers in the midst of that long road winning streak, but now the Sharks will have to do something they've struggled to do all season — win at home.

They'll get some help as Logan Couture is mercifully ready to return to the lineup for San Jose. The Sharks will skate four real, actual lines for the first time since...well since he was in the lineup the last time.

Tale Of The Tape

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San Jose Sharks
15-13-7 Record 17-16-2
6th in Metropolitan Rank 4th in Pacific
47.8% Score-Adj. Fenwick 51.9%
98.9
PDO 99.0
16.5
PP% 20.4
79.0
PK% 80.9

7:30PM PDT | SAP Center | San Jose
TV: NBCSN | Radio: SJSharks.com98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Broad Street Hockey

Projected Sharks Lineup

Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski

Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Joel Ward

Matt Nieto – Tomas Hertl – Joonas Donskoi

Dainius Zubrus – Chris Tierney – Tommy Wingels

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Paul Martin – Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon – Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones

Alex Stalock

Projected Flyers Lines

Michael Raffl – Claude Giroux – Brayden Schenn

Jakub Voracek – Sean Couturier – Wayne Simmonds

Matt Read – Scott Laughton – R.J. Umberger

Chris VandeVelde – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Ryan White

Nick Schultz – Mark Streit

Shayne Gostisbehere – Luke Schenn

Radko Gudas – Yevgeni Medvedev

Michal Neuvirth

Steve Mason

Last Meeting

It took until overtime, but the Sharks picked up a win.

Storylines

  • So the Sharks would really like to win at home.
  • And hey, it couldn't hurt to do it against a pretty bad team, right?
  • Please?
  • Come on.