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San Jose heads to Staples Center on NBC Sports

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks and Kings go head to head for the final time during the regular season at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports with the season series on the line. San Jose goes without Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture while the Kings look to claw their way back into the Pacific race.

Ryan Carpenter draws into the lineup on his birthday for the first time since Nov. 30 in Couture’s absence (illness) which moves Patrick Marleau to the second line center position. The Kings lost to the Lightning on Monday to snap a two-game winning streak.

Where to watch / listen in San Jose

NBC Sports / KFOX 98.5

Projected Sharks Lines

Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski

Kevin Labanc – Patrick Marleau – Mikkel Boedker

Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward

Micheal Haley – Ryan Carpenter – Tommy Wingels

Paul Martin – Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Projected Kings Lines

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Trevor Lewis

Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Dustin Brown

Dwight King – Nic Dowd – Devin Setoguchi

Kyle Clifford – Nick Shore – Jordan Nolan

Derek Forbort – Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez

Kevin Gravel – Matt Greene

Peter Budaj

Jeff Zatkoff