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Sharks vs. Kings Game 4 Lines: No changes for San Jose

Surprisingly, Peter DeBoer is rolling with the same lineup.

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

After the Sharks' game three loss to the Kings, the one change I thought certain to come was Dainius Zubrus entering for Nick Spaling. That change didn't happen, nor did any other lineup tweaks as head coach Peter DeBoer has decided to roll with the same lines that brought San Jose wins in games one and two.

Zubrus for Spaling isn't a preference decided by one poor game — it just seems that the Sharks are a better team with Zubrus in the lineup and Spaling in the press box. The fourth line playing a terrible game on Monday night only helped drive the point home.

Nick Shore draws back into the lineup for the Kings and, at least for now, Dwight King is back on the top line with Anze Kopitar. Darryl Sutter likes to mix his lines up a bit, so what we'll actually see tonight might not be all that well reflected in these projected lines.

Projected Sharks Lines

Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe 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 Martin – Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon – Roman Polak

Martin Jones

James Reimer

Projected Kings Lines

Dwight King – Anze Kopitar – Marian Gaborik

Milan Lucic – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli

Tanner Pearson – Vincent Lecavalier – Dustin Brown

Kyle Clifford – Nick Shore – Trevor Lewis

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin – Luke Schenn

Rob Scuderi – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick

Jhonas Enroth