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Sharks vs. Avalanche: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

San Joses hosts the NHL’s worst team in the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. PST at SAP Center tonight. This is the first and only time the Avs will come to the Bay Area this season which means this is likely the last time former Shark, and Long Beach native, Matt Nieto will skate on SAP Center ice this season.

Tim Heed and Barclay Goodrow both played with the San Jose Barracuda last night and were recalled to the Sharks today. Nieto is expected to skate on Colorado’s second line with Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene.

Lines are courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz.

Projected Sharks Lines

Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski

Joonas Donskoi – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker

Kevin Labanc – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward

Melker Karlsson – Ryan Carpenter – Tommy Wingels

Paul Martin – Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Projected Avalanche Lines

Mikko Rantanen – Nathan Mackinnon – Rene Bourque

Gabriel Landeskog – Matt Duchene – Matt Nieto

Blake Comeau – Carl Soderberg – Jarome Iginla

Joe Colborne – John Mitchell – Mikhail Grigorekno

Fedor Tyutin – Tyson Barrie

Cody Goloubef – Nikita Zadorov

Francois Beauchemin – Eric Gelinas

Spencer Martin

Calvin Pickard