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Sharks vs. Canucks Preview: San Jose looks to make it two in a row

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Can the Sharks get a win streak going without key players?

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks and Canucks will face off for the second time in a row, this time at SAP Center, with San Jose looking to pick up its second-straight win. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. as the Sharks try to withstand yet another injury to their center depth as Joe Thornton hobbled off the ice during the victory against Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

Timo Meier was sent down on Monday afternoon and no corresponding move was immediately announced. I assume San Jose will call up either Danny O’Regan or Ryan Carpenter to bolster the team’s center depth. Expect the team’s lines to get put in a blender; Marcus will have a post with the lines after morning skate.

This is the start of a three-game homestand for the Sharks to wrap up the regular season as San Jose will play host to Edmonton and then Calgary to close things out. San Jose has won four-straight against the Canucks and can sweep the season series against the Vancouver club tonight.