The San Jose Sharks hopes to snap the three game losing streak with the addition of Radim Simek, activated off of injured reserve. Simek has four points in just 16 games for San Jose this season, however the Sharks are 11-4-1 with him in the lineup.
A win tonight would be an excellent way to start after the post-Christmas break against a similarly slumping Los Angeles Kings team that has gone 0-2-1 in their last three. San Jose has gone 1-8-1 in their last 10 games after a good start, and a game against the Kings may be just what the Sharks need to get back on track.
Expected Scratches: Antti Suomela, Tim Heed
Injured Reserve: Dalton Prout
Kings (via Daily Faceoff)
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Tyler Toffoli
Adrian Kempe — Blake Lizotte — Austin Wagner
Nikolai Prokhorkin — Jeff Carter — Martin Frk
Kyle Clifford — Michael Amadio — Matt Luff
Joakim Ryan — Drew Doughty
Ben Hutton — Matt Roy
Kale Clague — Sean Walker
Expected Scratches: Kurtis McDermid
Injured Reserve: Derek Forbort, Alec Martinez, Trevor Lewis, Dustin Brown
Where to Watch
Puck drop from SAP Center will be at 7 PT/10 ET. Tonight’s broadcast will be available on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on Fox Sports West for the visitors’ market. Streaming will be available on NHLtv. The radio call will be on 98.5 KFOX or available to stream through the Sharks + SAP Center app.