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Marleau chases 500 while the Sharks look for seven in a row

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Marleau is sitting on 498 goals as San Jose tries to win its seventh game in a row as the Edmonton Oilers come to the Bay Area. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. in the final game before a much-needed All-Star Break rest for the Sharks. Tomas Hertl returns to the lineup as former Sharks head coach Todd McLellan returns to SAP Center.

Where to watch / listen in San Jose

CSN-California / KFOX 98.5

Hertl is expected to slot back in as the third line center while Melker Karlsson plays on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. You can see the complete lines below courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz.

This is the third meeting of the year between the Sharks and Oilers. San Jose captured the first two and can clinch the season series with a win tonight. The Sharks sit one point ahead of the idle Ducks and two ahead of the Oilers entering tonight’s game with a game in hand on Anaheim and two in hand on Edmonton. San Jose will at least be tied for first in the Pacific entering the All-Star break.

Projected Sharks Lines

Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski

Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker

Kevin Labanc – Tomas Hertl – Joel Ward

Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Ryan Carpenter

Paul Martin – Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Projected Oilers Lines

Patrick Maroon – Connor McDavid – Leon Draisaitl

Benoit Pouliot – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle

Milan Lucic – Drake Caggiula – Anton Slepyshev

Matt Hendricks – Mark Letestu – Zack Kassian

Oscar Klefbom – Adam Larsson

Andrej Sekera – Kris Russell

Brandon Davidson – Matt Benning

Cam Talbot

Laurent Brossoit