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Sharks at Hurricanes: Lines, gamethread, and where to watch

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The Sharks (27-16-8, 2nd Pacific) head south, hopefully to build on some positive momentum for a change, with a visit to Raleigh and the Carolina Hurricanes (24-20-8, 7th Metropolitan). You may remember the last time these two teams met: 'twas a dark and stormy night the seventh of December, and the Sharks erased two separate three goal deficits to win a barn burner 5-4 overtime game here in San Jose. If we get anything half that exciting this morning we may have to skip the Big Game to sleep it off.

Fortunately for Sharks fans, Carolina is coming off of a disheartening 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Unfortunately for said Sharks fans, the 'Canes were on a bit of a run just before that, and will be looking to secure their fourth win in five games today.

The Sharks just ended an ugly four game losing streak with a convincing two point outing over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Everyone's favorite underrated (TM) defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic tied his career high in goals (9) with a backhand beauty of an insurance marker to put the Jackets away and stave off the Ducks, Flames, and Kings nipping at their heels.

Cruising at a symmetrical but unimpressive 1-1-1 on the road trip so far, the Sharks will have to bank some more points today against a team that's 12-8-4 at home in order to cling to a playoff spot until Joe Thornton's new bionic body is ready for launch.

Sharks Lines

Timo Meier -- Logan Couture -- Kevin Labanc

Mikkel Boedker -- Joe Pavelski -- Chris Tierney

Melker Karlsson -- Tomas Hertl -- Joonas Donskoi

Daniel O'Regan -- Barclay Goodrow -- Joel Ward

Brent Burns -- Joakim Ryan

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon -- Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Jannik Hansen, Tim Heed, Marcus Sorensen

Injured: Joe Thornton (knee)

Hurricanes Lines

Sebastian Aho -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn -- Victor Rask -- Justin Williams

Jeff Skinner -- Derek Ryan -- Lee Stempniak

Joakim Nordstrom -- Marcus Kruger -- Elias Lindholm

Jaccob Slavin -- Brett Pesce

Haydn Fleury -- Justin Faulk

Noah Hanifin -- Trevor van Riemsdyk

Cam Ward

Scott Darling

Scratched: Josh Jooris, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Klas Dahlbeck

Where to watch

Broadcast: NBCSCA, FS-CR

Stream: / NHL App

Radio: 98.5 KFOX / NHL App / Sharks App