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Sharks vs. Kings Game 1 Lines: Marc-Edouard Vlasic back in

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San Jose opens the playoffs with its full lineup.

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Both Matt Nieto and Marc-Edouard Vlasic are back in action as the Sharks take on the Kings to open the playoffs. Patrick Marleau is down on the third line with Nieto and Karlsson while Joonas Donskoi skates on the second with Logan Couture and Joel Ward.

Unsurprisingly — but notably — Roman Polak is in the third pairing with Brenden Dillon, not Dylan DeMelo. The fourth line of Nick Spaling, Chris Tierney and Tommy Wingels dashes the dreams of those hoping Micheal Haley would go against the physical Kings. Trust me, they're out there.

Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PST on CNBC. Go ahead and try to figure out what channel that is now.

Projected Sharks Lines

Tomas HertlJoe ThorntonJoe Pavelski

Joonas Donskoi – Logan Couture – Joel Ward

Matt Nieto – Patrick Marleau – Melker Karlsson

Nick Spaling – Chris Tierney – Tommy Wingels

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Paul MartinBrent Burns

Brenden Dillon – Roman Polak

Martin Jones

James Reimer

Projected Kings Lines

Milan Lucic – Anze Kopitar – Tanner Pearson

Dustin Brown – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli

Dwight KingVincent Lecavalier – Kris Versteeg

Kyle Clifford - Andy Andreoff - Trevor Lewis

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin – Luke Schenn

Rob ScuderiAlec Martinez

Jonathan Quick

Jhonas Enroth