The San Jose Sharks hit the ice for the first time since June as Team Teal hosts the Vancouver Canucks in its first preseason game of the year. While the game will not be televised (or streamed, for that matter) you can listen on 98.5 KFOX and online at sjsharks.com. We'll have a recap of the game later tonight and some news and notes the following day.
Here's what we're looking at in terms of lineup for both teams:
Expected lines Tuesday in San Jose: Sheppard-Gaunce-Megna/Baertschi-Horvat-Virtanen/Bancks-Hamilton-Rendulic/Ruutu-Chaput-Grenier. #Canucks— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) September 26, 2016
Expected pairings Tuesday in San Jose: Tryamkin-Larsen/Pedan-Subban/Sautner-Billins. Goalies: Bachman-Gartieg. #Canucks— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) September 26, 2016
That Sheppard is in fact James Sheppard, the former San Jose Shark. As for the Sharks, they'll be without Timo Meier who continues to suffer with a mystery illness. He is expected to practice today.
Here are the Sharks projected lines:
UPDATE: Here are the line rushes from today's morning skate. Troy Grosenick will start in net for the Sharks.
Lines at the morning skate:— Marcus White (@marcuspwhite) September 27, 2016
Pairs:— Marcus White (@marcuspwhite) September 27, 2016
|PRESEASON Game 1|
|Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 — 7:30 p.m. PT|
|SAP Center — San Jose, California, USA|
|Get the Vancouver perspective at Nucks Misconduct.|
|How to Listen In San Jose|
|Stats and Figures|
|46-30-6||2015-16 Regular Season Record||31-38-13|
|3rd in Pacific||2015-16 Regular Season Finish||6th in Pacific|
|53.3%||2015-16 Regular Season Even Strength, Score-Adj. Fenwick||46.43|
|100.4||2015-16 Regular Season PDO||99.4|
|22.5||2015-16 Regular Season PP%||15.8|
|80.5||2015-16 Regular Season PK%||81.1|