The Sharks and Oilers get their first-round series started at 7 p.m. PT in Edmonton. Game one is held at Rogers Place, the brand new building’s first playoff game in its first season. It’s also Edmonton’s first postseason game since the 2006 playoffs.
We still don’t know if Logan Couture or Joe Thornton will play tonight, though it sounds like Couture will and Thornton will not based on the latest rumors. Tonight’s lines are courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz and can be found at the bottom of the post.
If you’re not in the San Jose area you can find the game on USA Network.
Where to watch / listen to the game in San Jose
NBC Sports Bay Area / KFOX 98.5
Martin Jones and Cam Talbot will get the starts in net tonight for the Sharks and Oilers, respectively. Based on the lines projected by Kurz, it looks like Couture will center the top line while the anti-Connor McDavid line, centered by Tomas Hertl, will slot in as the second group. We’ll see how that all works out.
Projected Sharks Lines
Melker Karlsson – Logan Couture – Joe Pavelski
Jannik Hansen – Tomas Hertl – Mikkel Boedker
Joonas Donskoi – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Marcus Sorensen – Chris Tierney – Timo Meier
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko
Projected Oilers Lines
Patrick Maroon – Connor McDavid – Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Drake Caggiula – Mark Letestu – Zack Kassian
Benoit Pouliot – David Desharnais – Iiro Pakarinen
Oscar Klefbom – Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera – Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse – Matt Benning