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

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Fighting for home ice and stuff.

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The Sharks and Oilers face off for the final time during the regular season at 7:30 p.m. at SAP Center. San Jose is 2-2 against Edmonton this season and trails the Oil 5-4 in points with a chance to win the season series with a regulation victory this evening.

Where to watch / listen in San Jose

NBC Sports Bay Area / KFOX 98.5


Martin Jones gets back in between the pipes while both Joe Thornton and Logan Couture remain sidelined due to injury. Both Thornton and Couture are skating again, which is good news for a San Jose club that can’t expect to go far in the playoffs without them.

The Sharks are riding a two-game winning streak, but didn’t exactly drape themselves in glory against the Canucks on Tuesday night. San Jose coasted after taking an early lead and will need to play a more complete game to beat Edmonton tonight. Probably.

San Jose enters the contest tied with the Oilers in points (97) and needs a win to keep any hope of winning the Pacific alive. That will be rendered moot if Anaheim beats Chicago; that game gets underway at 4 p.m. PT (which is why I posted this gamethread early, you can watch that game on NBC Sports).

Projected Sharks Lines

Melker Karlsson - Joe Pavelski - Kevin Labanc

Joonas Donskoi - Patrick Marleau - Joel Ward

Jannik Hansen - Tomas Hertl - Mikkel Boedker

Marcus Sorensen - Chris Tierney - Micheal Haley

Paul Martin - Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon - David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Projected Oilers Lines

Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl

Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle

Benoit Pouliot - David Desharnais - Zack Kassian

Drake Caggiula - Mark Letestu - Iiro Pakarinen

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell

Darnell Nurse - Matt Benning

Cam Talbot