The Sharks return to SAP Center for a three-game homestand beginning against the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports. As San Jose fans file into the building, the one question on everyone’s mind is whether Nikolay Goldobin will draw into the lineup for the first time this season.
Head coach Pete DeBoer has been coy with his lineup after the Sharks announced Goldobin joined the team along with Timo Meier and Tim Heed. The Sharks’ first round draft pick from 2014 played in nine NHL games last season but, despite a strong season with the Barracuda in the AHL, has not gotten a look while many others have this campaign.
My gut says he gets that look tonight up with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. It’s anyone’s guess at this point as San Jose welcomes former Shark Jason Demers and the Panthers to town looking to build a win-streak after both the Ducks and Oilers picked up wins last night. San Jose can sweep the season series against Florida with a win tonight.
Where to watch / stream / listen in San Jose
NBC Sports / stream / KFOX 98.5
Projected Sharks Lines
Kevin Labanc – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier – Tomas Hertl – Joel Ward
Micheal Haley – Chris Tierney – Melker Karlsson
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko
Projected Panthers Lines
Jonathan Huberdeau – Aleksander Barkov – Jaromir Jagr
Jussi Jokinen – Vincent Trocheck – Reilly Smith
Michael Sgarbossa – Nick Bjugstad – Jonathan Marchessault
Shawn Thornton – Derek MacKenzie – Colton Sceviour
Keith Yandle – Jason Demers
Mark Pysyk – Aaron Ekblad
Michael Matheson – Alex Petrovic