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
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