The Sharks and Rangers play at SAP Center for the only time during the regular season at 7:30 p.m. PT as San Jose tries to end a six-game losing streak. Team Teal must do so without Logan Couture in the lineup, as the forward will miss an undisclosed amount of time with a face injury after taking a puck to the jaw against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Where to watch / listen in San Jose
CSN-California / KFOX 98.5
San Jose recalled Kevin Labanc prior to the game and it appears he’ll get a chance to play over Marcus Sorensen. Head coach Pete DeBoer cautioned the lines won’t be finalized until game time, so today’s projected lines, from Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz, are not official.
Martin Jones will get the start in net, as will Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers. Marcus had a great piece on Lundqvist (and Joe Thornton) you should check out if you haven’t already.
Projected Sharks Lines
Jannik Hansen – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Melker Karlsson – Patrick Marleau – Mikkel Boedker
Kevin Labanc – Tomas Hertl – Joel Ward
Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Joonas Donskoi
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko
Projected Rangers Lines
Chris Kreider – Derek Stepan – Mats Zuccarello
Jimmy Vesey – Mika Zibanejad – Rick Nash
Michael Grabner – Kevin Hayes – Jesper Fast
Matt Puempel – Oscar Lindberg – J.T. Miller
Ryan McDonagh – Dan Girardi
Marc Staal – Brady Skjei
Brendan Smith – Nick Holden