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Sharks vs. Oilers Game Three: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

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Welcome to my nightmare.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks and Oilers square off at 7 p.m. PT at SAP Center for the first San Jose home game of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. San Jose and Edmonton split the first two games of the first round series and both teams enter game three looking to take the lead entering game four on Tuesday.

Where to watch / listen in San Jose

NBC Sports Bay Area / KFOX 98.5


Joe Thornton remains a gametime decision, but it sounds like he’ll draw into the lineup for the first time this season. If he does, expect Timo Meier to be the odd man out. That should be the only change to the lineup after the Sharks’ 2-0 loss on Friday.

If Thornton remains out of the lineup, here are the probably lines, courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz.

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

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

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

Cam Talbot

Laurent Brossoit