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
|6th in Metropolitan||Rank||4th in Pacific
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
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
It took until overtime, but the Sharks picked up a win.
- 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?
- Come on.