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Sharks vs. Blue Jackets Lines: No changes for San Jose

No surprises here.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks won’t make any changes to their lineup after defeating the Kings in their season opener on Wednesday. That means Chris Tierney sticks as the third line center and, more importantly, Tommy Wingels gets another shot as the fourth line center.

I wrote about Wingels’ performance (tl;dr: he was fine) but didn’t spend too much time on Tierney’s. He also looked just okay while getting pretty favorable line matchups and zone starts (I assume mostly coincidentally as head coach Pete DeBoer doesn’t do much line matching).

This is definitely a worse team than the Sharks faced on Wednesday, but after a long day of travel it wouldn’t be out of character for San Jose to start slowly. In case you’d forgotten how the Sharks lined up on Wednesday, here we go:

San Jose Sharks Lines

Tomas Hertl - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Mikkel Boedker - Logan Couture - Joonas Donskoi

Patrick Marleau - Chris Tierney - Joel Ward

Matt Nieto - Tommy Wingels - Melker Karlsson

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Paul Martin - Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon - David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Columbus Blue Jackets Lines

Boone Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson

Brandon Saad - Sam Gagner - Nick Foligno

Scott Hartnell - Alexander Wennberg - Oliver Bjorkstrand

Matt Calvert - William Karlsson - Josh Anderson

Zach Werenski - Seth Jones

Jack Johnson - David Savard

Markus Nutivaara - Dalton Prout

Sergei Bobrovsky

Curtis McElhinney