Welcome to a Friday afternoon on ice! If you've got the day off, congratulations! If you don't have the day off, join the club! I'm sorry! San Jose hosts the Islanders for the only time this season as the Sharks look to win their third game in a row.
There was not a morning skate today, so things are very much up in the air for San Jose. Here were the projected lines from their last contest, but keep in mind that the actual lines will likely differ from this.
I think Aaron Dell will get his third start of the season today since the Sharks host Anaheim tomorrow night. Dell got his first career start (and win) against the Islanders earlier this year.
Sharks Projected Lines
Patrick Marleau - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski
Joonas Donskoi - Logan Couture - Joel Ward
Matt Nieto - Chris Tierney - Mikkel Boedker
Micheal Haley - Tommy Wingels - Kevin Labanc
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Paul Martin - Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon - David Schlemko
Islanders Projected Lines
Josh Bailey John Tavares Anthony Beauvillier
Nikolay Kulemin Brock Nelson Ryan Strome
Anders Lee Alan Quine Jason Chimera
Andrew Ladd Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy Travis Hamonic
Thomas Hickey Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan Adam Pelech