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
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