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Sharks vs. Capitals: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

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This should be fun, right?

San Jose Sharks v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Jannik Hansen and the San Jose Sharks host the Washington Capitals for the only time during the regular season at 7:30 p.m. PT in a potential Stanley Cup Final matchup that a grand total of one of our writers predicted before the season began. Good work!

Marcus Sorensen leaves the lineup at the expense of Hansen and Melker Karlsson slides down to the fourth line in his stead. Hansen will play on the top line according to Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz.

Where to watch / listen in San Jose

CSN-California / KFOX 98.5

This is about as marquee a matchup as we’ll get this season. The Capitals are atop the President’s Trophy race right now while San Jose looks to extend its lead in the Pacific. The Sharks are coming off a road win against the Winnipeg Jets while Washington saw its long home winning streak snapped against the Dallas Stars.

Projected Sharks Lines

Jannik Hansen – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski

Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker

Joonas Donskoi – Tomas Hertl – Melker Karlsson

Micheal Haley – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward

Paul Martin – Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon – Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Projected Capitals Lines

Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – T.J. Oshie

Marcus Johansson – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Justin Williams

Brett Connolly – Lars Eller – Jakub Vrana

Daniel Winnik – Jay Beagle – Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner – John Carlson

Dmitri Orlov – Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik – Kevin Shattenkirk

Braden Holtby

Philipp Grubauer