The San Jose Sharks are hot right now, but they aren’t quite out of the woods in regard to their early season struggles. Though a win tonight would be their tenth in 11 games, the Sharks’ current three-game win streak has been won entirely in overtime, with all three games too close for comfort. A team that is trying to make up lost points shouldn’t be leaving any on the table for their opponents, and it may be an indication that the Sharks are due to regress soon.
This Winnipeg Jets team should give the Sharks a run for their money. When the two met at the beginning of the month, the Jets left SAP Center with a 3-2 victory under their belts and since then have lost just three times — only one more loss than San Jose in that same stretch.
The Sharks are continuing to run 11 forwards and 7 defensemen with the continued absence of Tomas Hertl. Martin Jones will be getting the night off, as Aaron Dell takes his turn in net.
Expected Scratches: Lukas Radil, Noah Gregor
Injured Reserve: Dalton Prout (upper body), Tomas Hertl (ankle)
Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers — Blake Wheeler — Jack Roslovic
Andrew Copp — Adam Lowry — Mathieu Perreault
Joona Luoto — David Gustafsson — Logan Shaw
Josh Morrissey — Tucker Poolman
Dmitry Kulikov — Neal Pionk
Anthony Bitetto — Luca Sbisa
Expected Scratches: Carl Dahlstrom, Michael Spacek
Injured Reserve: Mark Letestu (myocarditis), Mason Appleton (foot), Bryan Little (vertigo), Gabriel Bourque (lower body), Nathan Beaulieu (hand)
Where to Watch
Puck drop from SAP Center in San Jose will be at 7:30 Pacific/10:30 Eastern. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on TSN3 in Canada. Streaming is available via NHLtv. For the radio call, tune in to 98.5 KFOX if you’re local, or the Sharks + SAP Center app if you’re a little farther away.
Due to the holiday weekend, we will not have live updates from this game, so check out the comment section for reactions. We’ll see you tomorrow with the recap.